DOB: 3 September 1959
From: Tuart Hill/West Perth, Selection #17 1982 VFL Draft
Number: 5 1984
Debuting in the WAFL in 1979, full back Holden's career took off in 1982 when he played three matches for Western Australia and impressed against both South Australia and Victoria. His success led the Demons to pick him with their second selection in the 1982 Draft, but when he travelled to Victoria for a $65,000 transfer fee in 1984 he was unable to play in his favoured position as it was already being occupied by Danny Hughes.
He failed to register a possession on his debut and played just two more games for 11 touches in total, before returning to Western Australia in 1985. He wanted to return to West Perth but they couldn't arrange a transfer fee with Melbourne and instead joined Perth. After 16 games in two seasons he made his way back to West Perth where he added a further 18 games in 1987 and 1988 to the 79 he'd played before joining the Demons.
Inside Football - 05/04/1984