Date of birth
Huddersfield Town completed the permanent transfer of Tareiq Holmes-Dennis from Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee in August 2016.
The 20 year-old left back signed a three year contract, with the Terriers having an option on a further season.
Born in Farnborough, London, the 5’ 9” tall defender joined Charlton’s Academy at eight years old and quickly progressed through the system, playing in the Club’s impressive FA Youth Cup run of 2011/12 as an Under-16 schoolboy.
Tareiq went on to captain Charlton’s Under-18 side before breaking into the Under-21 team whilst still a scholar. It was during this time that he made his sole appearance for England’s Under-18 side, coming on as a substitute in a 1-0 defeat in Belgium in March 2013.
Holmes-Dennis turned professional in October 2013, signing a first professional contract running for three years.
A year later, he had the first of three loan spells to gain senior experience; joining Sky Bet League 2 side Oxford United. He made 17 starts for the Club before being recalled by the Addicks in early February 2015.
Three days after his return, Tareiq joined another Sky Bet League 2 side, Plymouth Argyle, on loan for the rest of the 2014/15 season. During his time as a Pilgrim he scored his first senior goal, helping to relegate Tranmere Rovers in a 3-2 win at Home Park.
The full back featured in the Club’s ultimately failed Play-Off campaign, making 20 starts in total.
Upon his return to the Valley, Holmes-Dennis signed a two year contract extension with his parent club running until 2018. He soon made his Addicks debut, coming on as a sub in a Capital One Cup home win over Dagenham & Redbridge in August 2015.
His Sky Bet Championship debut soon followed in October with a start in a home game against Preston North End, but he subsequently joined Sky Bet League 1 side Oldham Athletic in March 2016, making another 10 starts.
In total, Tareiq made five starts and nine substitute appearances for Charlton ahead of his move to West Yorkshire.