Howlett makes it into WAFL 200 Club

Mandurah Coastal Times - - SPORT -

PEEL Thun­der player and com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Ben Howlett was in­ducted into the WAFL 200 Club on Au­gust 3.

Howlett joined 18 oth­ers at the Royal Perth Golf Course to be recog­nised for their con­tri­bu­tion to foot­ball.

“It was an hon­our to be in­ducted into the 200 club,” he said.

“WA footy leg­end Barry Ca­ble made the pre­sen­ta­tion to me and that meant a lot. “I was over the moon.” Howlett made the 200 Club with games spread across WAFL, VFL and AFL.

He orig­i­nally gained his foot­ball bear­ings when he played in Peel Thun­der’s un­der-18 team from 2004 for two years.

“I played three years of league foot­ball for Peel Thun­der from 2006 un­til 2009 and then I was drafted by Essendon at the end of 2009 in the rookie tri­als,” he said.

“My first game for Essendon was 2010 and I was with them for eight years, played 124 games and then fin­ished with them at the end of 2017.”

Howlett re­turned to Peel Thun­der this year.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Peel Thun­der player Ben Howlett says he’s hon­oured to be in­ducted into the 200 Club d485566

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