FORMER Essendon midfielder Ben Howlett is coming home to Peel Thunder.
A Peel Thunder product, Howlett played 124 AFL games and kicked 58 goals after joining the Bombers in 2010.
The 29-year-old was delisted from Essendon in October after playing only seven AFL matches this year.
Thunder coach Cameron Shepherd said Howlett had a wonderful career with Essendon.
“He is driven and will help Peel succeed,” he said.
“He has immense talent and has plenty to offer.”
Shepherd said Howlett was a welcome addition to the team after the retirement of Rory O’Brien last season.
“Howlett will definitely help in that area,” he said.
Howlett has a reputation for working hard and has a demonstrated ability to kick goals.
Originally from Donnybrook, Howlett is currently driving back to WA.