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Nick Holman - Danny Hulm Memorial Trophy Winner and 3rd in Best & Fairest

 

Nick Holman 
Congratulations to Nick Holman on winning the Central District Football Clubs ‘Danny Hulm Memorial Trophy for its Most Courageous Player’, and also placing 3rd in the Norm Russell Medal with 165 votes. 
Season 2016 was Holman’s first season at the Central District Football Club and while on the field he may have started out a little slow at the beginning of the season, once Holman built momentum there was no stopping his fight for the ball. 
Holman’s aggression on and off the ball is what earned him the Most Courageous award and although he was not the biggest player on the field Holman’s aggressive nature not only helped him win the ball, but also helped to engage the opposition and set the tone required for team mates to benefit. 
Winning the Most Courageous award of course helped Holman in the race to claim the Norm Russell Medal, but his ability to win contested possessions and his effectiveness in disposals towards the second half of the season was also praised highly by League Coach Roy Laird on awards night. 
“The reputation he came with is that he is really tough and we saw that readily, which is great for our club.”
“Towards the end of the season he has shown he is more than that tough bloke and he has real substance to his game.”
“He had a really good year, really consistent, he played some really dynamic footy.”
 Handing over to Holman to accept his awards Roy played to the crowd commenting on Holman’s man bun hairstyle. 
 “No lady friend tonight, but I can see you’re impersonating one.”
Which of course the crowd loved. 
Accepting his awards Holman thanked the club, staff and supporters for the dedication to the club in 2016. 
Special thanks went to Roy and Kris for convincing him to join the club.
“I’d like to thank Roy and Kris for getting me over from Melbourne, it was a big move and I wasn’t sure how it would go, but all the boys were really welcoming.”
Holman of course thanked his parents for their continuous love and support. 
“Mum and Dad, thank you, I love you, they came over a couple of times and it was much appreciated.” 
“Family is everything especially Mum and Dad, my whole footy career they have followed me around so they mean the world to me, even though I probably don’t show it I love them to bits and wouldn’t be here without them.”
He finished off his acceptance speech by thanking his date - fellow team mate Mark Rumbelow and by congratulating all the winners of the night.
“Thanks to my date Rumbelow, you’re looking slick over there.”
“Well done to all the winners, well deserved.”
Unsure of his future at the beginning of the season Holman has settled into the club really well and is now excited for a big pre-season of hard training and a strong season in 2017.
“I wasn’t really sure coming over from Victoria, I didn’t know many SANFL clubs so I wasn’t sure how it would pan out, but it’s been really good, all the boys are good, now I love the club.” 
Looking forward to next season Holman is hoping for a more consistent season both for himself and the team. 
  

 

Words By Ella Watson

Congratulations to Nick Holman on winning the Central District Football Clubs ‘Danny Hulm Memorial Trophy for its Most Courageous Player’ in 2016, and also placing 3rd in the Norm Russell Medal with 165 votes. 

Season 2016 was Holman’s first season at the Central District Football Club and while on the field he may have started out a little slow at the beginning of the season, once Holman built momentum there was no stopping his fight for the ball. 

Holman’s aggression on and off the ball is what earned him the Most Courageous award and although he was not the biggest player on the field Holman’s aggressive nature not only helped him win the ball, but also helped to engage the opposition and set the tone required for team mates to benefit. 

Winning the Most Courageous award of course helped Holman in the race to claim the Norm Russell Medal, but his ability to win contested possessions and his effectiveness in disposals towards the second half of the season was also praised highly by League Coach Roy Laird on awards night. 

“The reputation he came with is that he is really tough and we saw that readily, which is great for our club.”

“Towards the end of the season he has shown he is more than that tough bloke and he has real substance to his game.”

“He had a really good year, really consistent, he played some really dynamic footy.”

 Handing over to Holman to accept his awards Roy played to the crowd commenting on Holman’s man bun hairstyle. 

 “No lady friend tonight, but I can see you’re impersonating one.”

Which of course the crowd loved. 

Accepting his awards Holman thanked the club, staff and supporters for the dedication to the club in 2016. 

Special thanks went to Roy and Kris for convincing him to join the club.

“I’d like to thank Roy and Kris for getting me over from Melbourne, it was a big move and I wasn’t sure how it would go, but all the boys were really welcoming.”

Holman of course thanked his parents for their continuous love and support. 

“Mum and Dad, thank you, I love you, they came over a couple of times and it was much appreciated.” 

“Family is everything especially Mum and Dad, my whole footy career they have followed me around so they mean the world to me, even though I probably don’t show it I love them to bits and wouldn’t be here without them.”

He finished off his acceptance speech by thanking his date - fellow team mate Mark Rumbelow and by congratulating all the winners of the night.

“Thanks to my date Rumbelow, you’re looking slick over there.”

“Well done to all the winners, well deserved.”

Unsure of his future at the beginning of the season Holman has settled into the club really well and is now excited for a big pre-season of hard training and a strong season in 2017.

“I wasn’t really sure coming over from Victoria, I didn’t know many SANFL clubs so I wasn’t sure how it would pan out, but it’s been really good, all the boys are good, now I love the club.” 

Looking forward to next season Holman is hoping for a more consistent season both for himself and the team. 

Holman also recieved the Centrals Fan Forum's 2016 Player of the Year! 

 
Nick in action on his debut for Centrals                        #anotherargentimage
 
With ball in hand on April 30 v Norwood
 
Another scuffle, Holman engages with a Port opponent at Alberton in April.     Picture by Michael Young Photography
 
Evading Rooster opponents, and fighting for position against North on Good Friday infront of a 4,500+ crowd   #anotherargentimage
 
 
Picture by Robert Laidlaw
 
Gets ball away to teammate Brendan Dew, despite pressure from his Crows opponent.     #anotherargentimage
 
Official 2016 head shot
 
With the Danny Hulm Memorial Trophy
 
With the 2016 Fan Forum Award
 
Back in pre-season, sweating it up!!
 
 
After slottting a goal early in the year.       #anotherargentimage
 
 

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