Making her mark : Holly Comyns

Holly Comyns has had a breakout year in the Ruby Competition. At just 16 years of age, Holly has stamped her mark on the competition and we chatted to Holly about her experience this year.

Making the step up to Ruby is no easy feat and Holly has learnt so much already;
“Being in Ruby for my first year has taught me so much, but the one thing I have enjoyed the most is playing with and against girls that are older than me and teaching me new things each week. Especially having the opportunity to play with Georgia in the defence circle every game.”

Holly’s biggest learning through her experience in the Ruby series has been understanding how to adjust to a more physical game and playing against players that are more experienced than her. Whilst Holly, has had a hugely successful year already, after being a part of the Queensland Squad in 2022, she has her sights set on making the 17/U Queensland Team for 2023, which is selected at the end of the year.

Head Coach of Ruby, Joe has nothing but praise for Holly and attributed her infectious personality that has made an impact on the team. “Holly has flourished in the Tigers high performance environment and has become a positive contributor to the Team and the Club. Her athleticism has improved consistently since preseason along with her confidence and skill on court. Her smile is infectious and I am so pleased I am part of her development as an athlete and young woman.”


1. My superstition is that I have to wear the exact same bike pants and sports bra for every game, and I have to warm up with my polo shirt on and take it off just before the first whistle.

2. 12 months ago I was primarily a shooter and only played in the defence end a little bit, but now play in the defence end all the time.

For the 2022 season, Holly has been supported by Caribou Lighting. A huge thank you for your support.


You can cheer Holly on in the 2022 Ruby Grand Final on the 30th July. Get your tickets here.