Date of birth
Having been with the club since he was 8 years old, Tom Holmes was proud to make his first team debut for the Royals at home to Bolton Wanderers in March 2018, aged just 17.
Holmes has risen all the way through the ranks of our Academy, making him very much 'one of our own,' and was still studying for his A-Levels at Maiden Erlegh when he made his debut in the first team!
Holmes had impressed when taking a leading role within the U23s in 2017-18, eventually being invited on the squad's mid-season tour of Spain to gain his first exposure of first team training.
His attitude and ability shown on the continent then alerted the management team, getting thrown in for his debut from the start in a crucial six-pointer against the Trotters.
He will hope to continue his development with the Royals and, still a teenager, he hopes to add to his tally of appearances as a senior player in the coming seasons.