Harvey Bangs The Games Door Down

For a man of few words, it’d be apt to compose a short rhythmical piece to acknowledge 500 senior appearances in our sometimes great game. But such a milestone deserves much more.
Justin Harvey started his Hobart career way back in 1993. Back then a pot of beer was $2, Purity Supermarkets preceded Woolworths and Geoff Keogh was the club captain.
30 years later and the clubs games record holder keeps on keeping on. An appetite for competition and a health and wellness routine to match have kept the softly spoken former Lindisfarne junior on the park most weeks.
He has spent all his adult life at The TCA, aside from 119 senior matches when suiting up for DOSA a few years back, his family have been on the same ride. He played in our ‘99 premiership alongside his brothers, Matt and Trent, he’s a best and fairest winner and naturally, a life member too. His parents Brian (no longer with us) and Sue are also life members and wonderful servants of our club. His wife Alex and daughter Freya have come on his Tiger journey too.
In a world where you can be anything, Banger chooses to be a humble, considerate man who represents his family and footy club with humility. Rarely has he spoken a terse word or criticised a member of our club or opponent. He stays in his lane, does what is asked of him and leads by his actions.
Whilst this season may look and feel pretty lonely at times, it’s comforting in the knowledge that such a character takes it all in his stride and yearns for sunnier times.
Congratulations Banger, a true Hobart champion.