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Dew: Holman plays like his life depends on it

An unheralded midfielder on his second AFL chance epitomises the gritty new standards at the fast-starting Gold Coast, coach Stuart Dew says.

6:44pm  Mar 31, 2018

Holman to come up against familiar faces

Rookie Nick Holman will take to Etihad Stadium against his former club Carlton, with a number of familiar faces lining up for the Blues.

1:55pm  Mar 30, 2018

Three debutants locked in

Lachie Weller, Aaron Young and Nick Holman will don the SUNS’ guernsey for the first time in an AFL Toyota Premiership match.

4:00pm  Mar 22, 2018

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Nick
Holman

Height
189 cm
DOB
29-05-1995
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2014
Games
2019
12
Career
43
Goals
2019
7
Career
21
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
768
Avg
64
NickHolman

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: -
Brownlow Medal:
 -

Junior Club: 
Kyabram/Murray U18
Draft History: 
2013 NAB AFL Draft 3rd round selection (Carlton) No. 51 overall; 2018 Rookie Draft selection (Gold Coast) No. 19.
Previous AFL clubs: 
Carlton (2014-15: 9 games, 0 goals)

 

Holman defied the odds in 2018, going from AFL discard to playing every game for the SUNS and finishing top 10 in the best and fairest. He played through his fair share of injuries, but the rugged utility was fantastic in his first season on the Gold Coast, kicking 14 goals and averaging almost six tackles per game. 

His style of play is very well-suited to Stuart Dew’s game plan and his desire to win the ball is insatiable. He has also proven he is a reliable shot at goal and has exceptional contested marking abilities for his size. Holman has been nursed through the pre-season with back soreness but is expected to play another important role for the team in 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 6.3
    • Handballs 8.2
    • Disposals 14.4
    • Marks 2.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.2
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 64.0

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Carlton Rd 4
Handballs 12 Fremantle Rd 2
Disposals 19 Melbourne Rd 8
Marks 6 GWS Giants Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 14 Geelong Cats Rd 10
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 109 Melbourne Rd 8

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 85 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle W 61 - 58 3 12 15 1 0 2 2 4 0 0 48
3 Western Bulldogs W 68 - 73 1 7 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 21
4 Carlton W 59 - 57 10 8 18 4 0 2 1 3 2 0 81
5 Adelaide Crows L 119 - 46 7 11 18 2 0 1 1 4 0 2 65
6 Brisbane Lions L 62 - 111 8 8 16 2 0 2 3 4 0 0 55
7 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 57 5 9 14 3 0 0 0 5 1 0 68
8 Melbourne L 60 - 61 9 10 19 1 0 2 1 12 2 0 109
9 Port Adelaide L 89 - 51 6 7 13 2 0 1 2 4 0 0 49
10 Geelong Cats L 64 - 91 6 6 12 1 0 0 0 14 0 1 90
11 GWS Giants L 126 - 43 6 7 13 6 0 1 1 5 0 1 69
12 North Melbourne L 72 - 99 7 8 15 3 0 2 2 4 0 1 59
13 St Kilda L 76 - 80 7 5 12 0 0 3 0 2 2 0 54
15 Sydney Swans L 93 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Richmond L 58 - 150 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Adelaide Crows L 56 - 151 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton L 99 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon L 96 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Collingwood L 120 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions L 144 - 53 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Hawthorn L 118 - 48 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants L 55 - 127 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 19 75 98 173 25 0 16 13 62 7 5 768

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 43
    • Kicks 5.7
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 12.5
    • Marks 2.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.8
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 58.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Port Adelaide Rd 9, 2018
Handballs 13 Port Adelaide Rd 9, 2018
Disposals 25 Port Adelaide Rd 9, 2018
Marks 7 Essendon Rd 17, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 14 Geelong Cats Rd 10, 2019
Goals 3 Essendon Rd 17, 2018
AFL Fantasy 109 Melbourne Rd 8, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Gold Coast Suns 75 98 173 25 0 16 13 62 7 5 768
2018 Gold Coast Suns 133 149 282 58 0 33 25 121 14 10 1407
2015 Carlton 31 44 75 15 0 4 7 21 0 0 293
2014 Carlton 5 3 8 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 40

Legend

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Handballs
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Marks
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Hit-outs
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Frees For
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Frees Against
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Tackles
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Goals
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