Digital Image Grant Trouville  © nrlphotos.com :  : NRL Rugby League Round 21 - Cronulla Sharks V Parramatta Eels at Remondis Stadium Saturday 2nd of August 2014.

Young Sharks star Valentine Holmes has capped off a year in which he has won promotion to the NRL as well as being a part of the Queensland under 20’s Origin side by being named in the Holden Cup NYC Team of the Year.

Holmes, who played the fifth NRL game of his career in the game against the Cowboys last night, joins an outstanding group of under 20’s talent in earning the Team of the Year accolade.

Best suited at fullback where he plays when in the Sharks NYC side, Holmes has excelled on the wing in the NRL for the Sharks and was chosen in that position in the Holden Cup merit squad.

Before getting the call up to the top grade Holmes had been a stand out and prolific try scorer for the Sharks under-20’s side, with his electric speed creating havoc for opposition defensive lines.

He becomes the third Sharks NYC player to make the end of season team of the year, following on from Michael Lichaa (2012-2013) and Tyrone Peachey (2011).

Holmes was unfortunately missing from the official NYC Team of the Year announcement and presentation earlier today after playing in Townsville for the Sharks last night.

Recently signing a contract extension, Holmes has committed to the Sharks through until the end of the 2017 season.

The 2014 Holden Cup NYC Team of the Year

Jake Mamo – Knights
Valentine Holmes – Sharks
Sione Mata’utai – Knights
Brandan Elliot – Roosters
Nene MacDonald – Roosters
Te Maire Martin – Tigers
Drew Hutchison – Dragons
Andy Saunders – Tigers
Manaia Cherrington – Tigers
Sam Lisone – Warriors
Nelson Asofa Solomona – Storm
Tepai Moeroa – Eels
Willis Meehan – Roosters
Danny Levi – Knights
Joseph Tapine – Knights
Addin Fonua-Blake – Dragons
Kane Elgey – Titans
Coach – Mick Crawley – Knights