A great story of persistence, Nick Holman earned a second shot at the AFL with the Gold Coast Suns via the 2017 Rookie Draft after two stand-out seasons with Central Districts in the SANFL.
Originally from Kyabram, Holman was part of the Murray Bushrangers squad and was Carlton’s third selection in the 2013 Draft after excellent form across Under 18 competitions. 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 could bolster their list. He made his Gold Coast Suns debut in Round 1 of 2018, and raced to 50 AFL games by mid way through 2020.