Tom Holland

Aug 24,1880
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Active Start
Jan 01,1994


Tom Holland
football family (father Daniel Holland, brothers R.S. Holland and John Holland, son-in-law George Singleton)... he married his wife Frances Isabelle McIntyre on 24 August 1905... he was 32 years old when he moved to Canada... he was 66 years old when he passed away in Toronto on 22 April 1947... worked as a solicitor’s managing clerk... worked alongside his father with the North West of Ireland Football Association (Tom served as secretary; his father served as a director and referee)... in Toronto, worked as a notary and claims adjustor... worked for Toronto Transit Commission... 
the Tom Holland Memorial Award was created in his honour, awarded annually to the Toronto and District Football Association’s most outstanding player... 
wrote Colin Jose, Holland was “at times a controversial figure, (but) it was said that he had the finest legislative mind in Canadian soccer”... from the Dominion of Canada Football Association’s 1925 Annual Meeting, he submitted the recommendation that the “new sterling trophy presented by the F.A. of England be the trophy emblematic of the Dominion Championship, the series for the Championship to be known as the Connaught Series”... as noted in 1932 in the Toronto Star, he “has done a lot to put the game on the map in a big way and soccer followers will regret his decision” to retire... 

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