Waite has featured for VAFA side St Kevins across the past couple of seasons and has now joined the Eagles as a playing assistant coach.
The 38-year-old called time on his AFL career in 2018 after 16 seasons spanning across stints with the Blues and Kangaroos.
Waite made his AFL debut in 2003 with Carlton, playing 184 games at Princes Park before moving to Arden Street ahead of the 2015 season.
After 244 games Waite amassed 377 goals to his name, along with leading goalkicker awards at both Carlton and North Melbourne.
Now, after a COVID-impacted tenure with St Kevins, Waite will venture to the NFNL's top division with Whittlesea.
The past two seasons in the NFNL have been brought to an abrupt end. Division 1 managed just 12 games for the season in 2021, with the Eagles recording two wins and 10 losses before the campaign was cut short.
Waite will join an extensive list of former AFL names in the NFNL, with Brent Harvey, Sam Lloyd and Ahmed Saad among the former professional footballers in the competition's top division.