Harry O’Brien is one of the Australian Football League’s most recognisable players. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1986 to a Brazilian mother and a Congolese father, Harry moved to Australia when he was three, spending most of his childhood in Perth. Aside from his outstanding on-field performances, Harry is also involved in many community projects and charities.
Harry O'Brien (Heritier Lumumba) is widely recognised as an elite professional football player in Australian League Football. Less known is the fact that ... deep down ... Harry is a philosopher at heart. There have been many obstacles in Harry's personal life. In dealing with these, Harry has developed an appreciation that his story may inspire others to overcome their own challenges. It's Cool to Be Conscious includes personal stories from Harry's life, both on and off the field. With the same passion that he applies to AFL football, Harry now wants to help others. His frank and engaging story just may be the inspiration you need you to follow your dreams, forge your own path and kick some goals!