Harvey is the son of AFL/VFL all-time games record holder Brent Harvey, who played 432 games for North Melbourne. Harvey is a five-time Syd Barker medallist, four-time All-Australia, a premiership player and former captain, and now assumes a position as a development coach at North Melbourne.
Cooper Harvey's selection comes off an impressive run in the VFL, including a five-goal haul against Williamstown last weekend, where he earnt himself eight coaches' votes.
Harvey becomes the fourth debutant for North Melbourne this year, alongside Harry Sheezel, Blake Drury and George Wardlaw. He is also one of four father-sons on North Melbourne's list, with Luke McDonald, Bailey Scott and Jackson Archer.
North Melbourne will travel to GMHBA Stadium to play Geelong at 4:40 pm (AEST) on Sunday.