Holly was first introduced to handball as part of a P.E. lesson in secondary school, she instantly fell in love with sport and joined a club local to her.

Holly progressed through the ranks swiftly, going on to represent England as a junior before earning the opportunity to play the sport full-time as part of an Olympic training programme in Denmark, aged only 16.

Within four years Holly landed her first professional contract with a top flight Danish club and in the summer of 2012 she was selected to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games. An impressive scoring tally during the campaign, nine goals over five matches, secured her a place at top club Viborg after the Games, where she became the first ever British handball player to compete in the Champions League competition.

Having now retired from competing professionally, Holly has begun working with the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation coaching in primary schools and supporting the development of handball in the community. She is also a qualified tutor for England Handball and coaches the U16 girls national team.

Giving Back

Giving back is extremely important to Holly, she wants to give young people to benefit from similar opportunities and experiences to those she has been lucky enough to have. Holly has mentored our first Manchester female only Get On Track as well as other programmes.

Competitive record

Champions League Qualifier 2012-2013

Olympic Games London 2012

British Olympic Association Player of the Year 2010