Oliver Hollands is an exceptional two-way runner with exceptional endurance. He reads the ball’s flight well, has excellent one-on-one marking capabilities and uses it with poise in hand.
He is an extremely high-rated wingman and should deliver fantasy scores commensurate with his opening salary. He would make an ideal option in single season draft leagues.
Early Life and Education
Oliver was an integral member of MacWilliam Sash and Door Company and owned and managed it until his retirement. Additionally, he served on multiple community organizations’ boards of directors as both treasurer and board member.
He has played two historical figures in Wolf Hall miniseries and In the Heart of the Sea film respectively, as well as voice roles including Jip from Pixar animated film Dolittle and Cherry which reuniting him with Avengers directors the Russo brothers.
Holland grew up as an ardent supporter of Geelong Blues FC, making his debut there at their home ground Geelong Stadium in 2014. A regular on the bench, Holland scored his inaugural goal against Richmond during 2016 season finale match-up.
Holland voiced a character in PlayStation Portable title Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and made her first major film appearance in Legion (2010) apocalyptic thriller film. Later in 2011, Holland appeared alongside Daisy Ridley as co-stars in Patrick Ness’ novel Chaos Walking; unfortunately it failed to recoup its budget.
He has appeared in four episodes of BBC Two historical miniseries Wolf Hall (2015) as Gregory Cromwell, son of Thomas Cromwell. Additionally, he directed short drama Tweet (2015).
His family tree boasts a strong football pedigree with his younger brother Elijah playing for Gold Coast Suns, his father Ben playing 9 games with Richmond and great-grandfather Martin Cross playing 36 games for Carlton during the 1960s. Sam Walsh is a passionate supporter of Carlton who models his two-way runner style on Sam Walsh who himself had two strong two-way runners playing alongside him.
Achievement and Honors
Oliver Hollands concluded his impressive rookie year by earning equal first place at the post-season draft combine two-kilometer time trial event. Hollands, who is younger brother of Gold Coast Suns Elijah and is an elite endurance athlete and two-way runner, captured first place.
No matter the weather, a strong crowd turned out at Star Meadow for Saturday’s end-of-season awards 2022-23. Club Vice Chairman Martin Bass opened proceedings with an opening address, thanking all involved for helping to raise PS170 for Laurence Plummer Foundation through quiz participation.
Fjord Rogers has recently joined Hollands & Blair after previously playing for Cray Wanderers, Sevenoaks Town and Tunbridge Wells. A confident user of both hands and feet with excellent control, Fjord can push through midfield to win his own ball before becoming an effective threat in possession. Furthermore, his presence covers substantial ground in any match day.
Oliver Hollands stood out for Murray Bushrangers and Vic Country this season, as an impressive midfielder. He combined elite aerobic running with creative thinking when possessing the ball, providing strong tackling pressure when required during stoppages as well as being an outstanding ball winner outside contests or at pointy ends of runs. Oliver was named Murray Bushrangers AFL Player of the Year 2017.
Holland first rose to fame playing Kaitlin Cooper on Gossip Girl (2007-2008). Since then, she has made appearances in films such as Cherry (2021), The Devil All the Time (2009) and Onward 2020.
Holland comes from an extended family. Her brother Elijah Hollands currently plays AFL for Gold Coast Suns while their father Ben Hollands played nine games for Richmond while their great-grandfather used to play at Carlton.
Holland is an innovative lawyer, spearheading groundbreaking legal cases on behalf of Bangladeshi shipbreaking workers (Mohammed Edris v Zodiac Maritime and Hamida Begum v Maran UK). Additionally, he represents around 2,000 Malawian tobacco farmers against British American Tobacco Plc.
Holland boasts an AFL pedigree with brother Elijah playing for Gold Coast Suns, father Ben playing nine games for Richmond and great-grandfather Martin Cross having made 36 games for Carlton during his AFL career during the 60’s. Holland himself is a two-way runner capable of both inside and outside running styles.
He averaged 28 disposals, six marks, five tackles and 123 points from eight games at under-18 level this season. As Sam Walsh was injured at the beginning of this campaign, Hollands has proven invaluable as an under-18 replacement, drawing praise for his ball-winning skills and endurance during stoppages.