Wakefield Trinity legend Holliday joins club’s hall of fame

Keith Holliday was a Wembley winner in 1960, 1962 and 1963.
Keith Holliday was a Wembley winner in 1960, 1962 and 1963.

Three times Wembley winnner Keith Holliday is the latest player to be inducted into the the Wakefield Trinity hall of fame.

Holliday made 438 appearances for Wakefield between 1952 and 1966.

The talented scrum-half, who is sixth on the club’s all-time appearance list, played in nine major finals for Wakefield - winnning six - and gained county and international recognition during an illustrious 14-year Trinity career.

Local lad Holliday scored 94 tries for Wakefield including two in their 38-5 win over Hull at Wembley in the 1960 Challenge Cup final.

It was the first of three Challenge Cup winner’s medals for Holliday who also played in the 1962 and 1963 Wembley wins against Huddersfield and Wigan respectively.

He won Yorkshire League Championship winner’s medals in 1959, 1960, 1962 and 1966 and Yorkshire Cup winner’s medals in 1961-62 and 1964-65.

He was also one win away from the League Championship on two occasions after final losses in 1960 and 1962.

Holliday was club captain in the 1957-58 season and was voted the supporters’ player of the years two years running in 1961-62 and 1962-63.

He switched to loose forward in 1964 before playing his last game for Trinity in 1966 and moving to Bramley as player coach.