AFL games record holder Brent ‘Boomer’ Harvey (pictured) is the new ambassador for Victorian greyhound racing. The former North Melbourne great, who retired at the end of 2016, has joined Greyhound Racing Victoria to promote the sport to a wider audience.
Harvey will be attending key greyhound racing events, fronting promotional campaigns and spreading the word about greyhound racing being a sport for all.
The five-time Kangaroos best and fairest winner said he was excited about joining GRV in the role.
“I’m a big fan of greyhound racing – it’s such a unique, fun and exciting sport and it means so much to so many people around Victoria,” Harvey said. “I love the idea of being able to tell some of the great stories that are out there.”
Harvey said he found the inclusive nature of greyhound racing to be the most appealing part of the sport.
“It’s very accessible, anyone can come along to watch and be a part of it, it’s a lot of fun and the dogs are so athletic – it’s quite amazing to watch them do what they do best when you’re live at the track,” he said. “A day or night at the greyhound races is a really enjoyable experience and we want to let everyone know that if they haven’t already they should come down to their local club to see what it’s all about.”