MELBOURNE - APRIL 07: Adam Cerra (left) and Josh Honey of the Blues celebrate during the 2023 AFL Round 04 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Carlton Blues at Marvel Stadium on April 7, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Former Carlton forward Josh Honey is set to return to his roots in 2024, with the 22-year-old signing on with his junior club Keilor.

Honey departed Princes Park in September after 17 senior appearances, joining Sam Philp and former top 10 pick Lochie O'Brien in being delisted by the rising club.

Throughout his days as a Blue, Honey averaged just north of seven diposals per outing, as well as 1.47 tackles.

While his days at AFL level may be over, the Keilor Football Club announced on Thursday that Honey would be back at the Recreation Reserve next season.

"The Keilor Football Club is delighted to announce that, Josh Honey, has signed to play with us, his junior club, full time, in 2024," the club's Instagram post read.

"Josh returns to his junior club after being drafted to Carlton in 2020 AFL Rookie Draft.
He played 18 games and kicked 6 goals in his time in the AFL System, and we can't wait to have this dynamic Mid/Forward back in our colours."

Under the watch of Collingwood premiership player Mick McGuane, Keilor claimed the Essendon District Football League premiership in 2023, thumping Strathmore by 52 points in the grand final played at Windy Hill.