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Max Holmes

#9   Geelong Cats
Age: 21yr 8mth    Games: 61     Born: August 29, 2002     Origin: Sandringham Dragons
Height: 190cm     Weight: 85kg     Position: Defender, Midfield
Drafted: Round 1, Pick #20 2020 National Draft by Geelong Cats
Supercoach Price: $523,700   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $855,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: RFA at the end of 2028   AFL Player Contracts
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Max Holmes Biography

Tuesday, 23 April 2024
Max Holmes signs a four-year contract extension with the Cats to remain at the club until the end of 2028.

"Max has shown great progression since arriving at the club with his speed and running capacity some of his exciting attributes," Geelong general manager of football Andrew Mackie said.

"He has a great attitude and commitment to his development and we can't wait to see him continue to grow as a person and a player."

Thursday, 6 July 2023
Max Holmes has become a target for rival clubs after his fantastic start to the year, despite the impressive midfielder still being contracted at the Cats for next season.

Holmes signed a two-year deal last July, taking him through to 2024, but it hasn't deterred clubs from asking the question as to whether he would consider a move later this season.

Collingwood is among a handful of teams that is understood to have enquired about Holmes when he came out of contract last year, but he ultimately elected to stay and re-sign with Geelong.

Saturday, 24 September 2022
Max Holmes will be the heartbreak story of the 2022 Grand Final, with the wingman ruled out just hours before the game having failed to sufficiently recover from his hamstring injury.

Holmes had passed every physical examination during the week, but was unable to complete match simulation drills, which has led Geelong to take a cautious approach.

Geelong wingman Max Holmes is the heartbreak story of the 2022 Grand Final, with coach Chris Scott declaring he felt desperately for the young wingman who was omitted from the side due to injury.

"The decision to not play Max Holmes when he'd just been so critical for us this season was just brutal," Scott said.

"Our medical staff are elite, and they got him to the point against all odds where he probably could have played. The decision was nuanced, but we just couldn't take the risk and put the rest of the team in jeopardy."

Friday, 16 September 2022
Max Holmes may not be available for the 2022 Grand Final after he was substituted out of the Cats' preliminary win over Brisbane with a hamstring injury.

Holmes was distraught on the interchange bench and slapped the turf after receiving treatment when he pulled up short after kicking.

Monday, 2 May 2022
Max Holmes will be sidelined for several weeks after suffering a syndesmosis injury during the Cats' defeat to Fremantle in round seven.
Monday, 5 April 2021
Max Holmes makes his AFL debut for Geelong at the MCG with 16 disposals (10 kicks and 6 handballs), 4 marks and a tackle in a 5-point win over Hawthorn.
Friday, 2 April 2021
Geelong draftee Max Holmes has bolted from the clouds and will make his AFL debut in the Easter Monday blockbuster against Hawthorn at the MCG.

The 18-year-old speedster, who was drafted as a long-term prospect, has starred in two recent VFL practice matches, including a best-on-ground performance against Port Melbourne.

Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Geelong select Max Holmes with pick No.20 in the 2020 National Draft.
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