Terry Hollindrake

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Terry Hollindrake
Personal information
Full name Terrence Hollindrake
Born (1934-12-21)21 December 1934
Keighley, England
Died 29 January 2015(2015-01-29) (aged 80)
Keighley, England
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1951–60 Keighley 221 104 320 952
1960–64 Hull F.C. 114 50 28 206
1964–68 Bramley 144 72 194 604
1969–70 Keighley 26 9 4 35
Total 505 235 546 0 1797
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1958–59 Yorkshire 5 1 3
1955 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0

Terry Hollindrake (21 December 1934 – 29 January 2015) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s, playing at representative level for Great Britain and Yorkshire, and at club level for Keighley, Hull F.C. and Bramley. He also played for amateur sides, Keighley Albion and Keihgley Shamrocks. Hollindrake played as either a Fullback, Wing, or Centre, i.e. numbers 1, 2 or 5, or 3 or 4.[1]

Playing career[edit]


Hollindrake was born in the Keighley area and started his playing career with amateur team, Keighley Albion. Signed by professional club Keighley in December 1951 he made his first team début in January 1953 against Salford.[1] He continued to play for the club on a limited basis during his period of National Service. On resuming his full-time playing career with Keighley, he became an established first team player and in the 1955–1956 season set a new post war club record for the number of tries scored as he scored 26.[1] It was during this season that Hollindrake made his only international appearance when he was capped for Great Britain in the third test against New Zealand, playing on the wing.[2]

In the 1957–58 season he beat his own record scoring 27 tries and in the 1959–60 season he became Keighley's then leading scorer.[1]

County honours[edit]

Terry Hollindrake represented Yorkshire in five matches in the 1958–59 season.[3]

Hull F.C.[edit]

Terry Hollindrake was transferred from Keighley to Hull F.C. in 1960 for £6,000[1] (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £272,300 in 2013).[4] In 4 seasons at the club he scored 206 points and appeared in 1114 matches.[1]


In 1964 he transferred to Bramley where he spent 4 seasons, appearing in 144 games and scoring 604 points.[1]

Return to Keighley[edit]

Hollindrake left Bramley in 1968 and played a single season for Keighley amateur club, Keighley Shamrocks, before re-signing to Keighley for the 1969–70 season where he played a further 26 games scoring 9 tries and 4 goals before retiring in 1970.[5]

Career summary[edit]

In his professional career, Terry Hollindrake scored 236 tries and 546 goals giving a grand total of 1800 points.[3] He was the first Keighley player to score more than 1000 points, scoring 1001 in all first team appearances (including friendly fixtures).[1]

Post-playing career[edit]

Following his retirement Hollindrake became a window cleaner but remained actively involved in the Keighley RLFC Past Players Association.[6]

As a memorial to Hollindrake, Keighley Cougars renamed the north stand at Cougar Park the Terry Hollindrake Stand at a ceremony before the opening league fixture of the 2015 season.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h David Kirkley (16 February 2015). "Terry Hollindrake". Rugby Leaguer & League Express (2954). p. 32. 
  2. ^ "Terry Hollingdrake". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Terry Hollindrake’s rugby league career". Keighley Cougars. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Ross Heppenstall (5 February 2015). "Legend Terry Hollindrake 'made Keighley proud'". Keighley News. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Past Players Association - Keighley Cougars RLFC". keighleycougars. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Former Keighley players out in force as Terry Hollindrake Stand opened". Keighley News. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.