“Joel has played plenty of first grade and his experience is something I thought our squad needed. Not only will the team benefit from it but also a lot of our young individuals will benefit too from having someone like Joel around.”
Sea Eagles CEO Lyall Gorman said Thompson brings a lot to the Club both on and off the field.
“Joel brings a strong passion and commitment through not just his on-field performances but also his off-field contribution in the community,” said Gorman.
“His dedication to adding value across the community is an area to which our Club is genuinely committed and one for which Joel was recently recognised through being the well-served recipient of the NRL Ken Stephen Medal for Community Service.”