Collingwood congratulates Robert Harvey on his appointment to the coaching staff of Hawthorn.

Harvey gave a decade to Collingwood as an assistant coach and, this year, as interim senior coach after the departure of Nathan Buckley.

An extremely popular figure for all of his time at the Holden Centre and highly regarded for his expertise, Harvey left Collingwood last month with the best wishes of all.

“We are really pleased for ‘Harves’, who is a wonderful football person,” Collingwood GM of Football, Graham Wright, said.

“The fact he was with Collingwood for a decade speaks for itself. There will be many of us looking forward to good naturedly crossing paths with him in 2022.”