Frank “Bluey” Holt


BIRTH: 28 April 1889
Waterloo, NSW
DEATH: 18 July 1938 RPA Camperdown, NSW
DEATH: 18 July 1938
RPA Camperdown, NSW

OCCUPATION: Brick Carter

RESIDENCE: Wolseley St Bexley, NSW


  • St George RL 3rd Grade 1910
  • Banksia / Wests RL 3rd Grade (St George) 1911
  • Wests RL First Grade 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918 (Reserve)
  • Wests RL City Cup 1912, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917


Frank Holt was recorded as G. Holt in the Wests First Grade Heritage List and F. Holt in the Rugby League Project. His nick name was “Bluey” and “Ginger” and that is probably where the initial “G.” came from.

He came to attention in 1912, his first year of First Grade rugby league, when The Sun newspaper commented; “Western Suburbs have a smart forward in G. Holt. His work is of the useful order and he is not averse to starting or joining in a passing rush. Twice he set his comrades moving in the match against Glebe, and his work all round was good.”

Frank spent six seasons with Wests playing forty eight First Grade and six City Cup games. He was with Wests in some of the dark years but finished his grade career in 1917 when Wests were on the rise.

Frank lived in what was to become the St George district. His death was acknowledged in the St George Call newspaper in July 1938. The article referred to him as Frank “Bluey” Holt, 49, father of Cyril Holt the prominent First Grade rugby league footballer. The article described Frank Holt as a well-known sporting identity in the St George district.

Cyril Holt played First Grade rugby league with St George and represented the Country Rugby League when he was playing at Lithgow, NSW.

Frank Holt married Tressa Lutton in 1912 at Hurstville NSW. Tressa was a cousin of Clarrie Tye (Wests #146) and Tom Dowswell (Wests # 79).

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