A great story of persistence, Holman earned a second shot at the AFL with the Gold Coast Suns via the 2017 NAB AFL Rookie Draft after two excellent seasons with Central Districts in the SANFL. Originally from Kyabram, Holman was part of the Murray Bushrangers and was Carlton’s third selection in the 2013 NAB AFL Draft after excellent form in the TAC Cup and with Vic Country in the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships. After nine games in two years with the Blues, Holman headed to South Australia, showing his capabilities with and without the ball. His clearance work, clean hands, and strong tackling at state league level convinced the Suns Holman’s talent can bolster their list. He made his Gold Coast debut in Round 1 2018, making an immediate impact with his presence.