Prop Tom Holroyd first appeared for the senior squad after an impressive season with the Academy in 2018, seeing him called up to make his first team debut against Catalans Dragons. He returned to the Academy coming off the bench in their semi-final and in the Grand Final.
Tom was part of the 13 players that joined the Academy in 2017 with five of his Siddal team mates and has grasped his opportunity with the club, finishing his second season with ten tries in twenty appearances. A year later, injury kept him off the field for both the first team and Academy. He started and scored for the Under-19s in their first match of the season (a 56-12 win over Wakefield Trinity at Stanningley) and went on to play for the first team over the next three matches, coming off the bench against London Broncos and Castleford Tigers at Emerald Headingley and Catalans Dragons in Perpignan. He played a further two games for the Under-19s but an ankle injury ruled him out for the remainder of the year.
At Siddal he won the National and Yorkshire Cup in four different age groups. In 2018, he was also called up for the Yorkshire Academy and England Academy that historically beat Australia Schoolboys on home turf. He has represented England at Under-16 and Under-18 level.
If he wasn’t playing rugby, his ideal occupation would be a model but he would be a darts player should he change sport. His favourite sportsman is boxer Mike Tyson and would buy a farm should he win the lottery.