Jacob Cooke-Harrison steps up to VFL level

Jacob Cooke-Harrison
Jacob Cooke-Harrison

FORMER Horsham Saints forward Jacob Cooke-Harrison made played on his home ground at Eureka Stadium for VFL club the North Ballarat Roosters for the first time on Saturday.

Cooke-Harrison made the decision to move to the VFL club earlier this year after winning back-to-back premierships with the Saints.

He was one of his side’s best players in a lacklustre 91-point loss to Williamstown. Cooke-Harrison kicked one of the Roosters’ four goals.

In a video prior to the game he spoke about why he wanted to challenge himself at the VFL level and how difficult it was to leave Horsham.

In 2016 Cooke-Harrison kicked 73 goals to be the Wimmera Football League’s leading goalkicker and was best on ground in the grand final.