Lewis Jetta

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Lewis Jetta
Personal information
Full name Lewis Jetta
Date of birth (1989-05-04) 4 May 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Bunbury, Western Australia
Original team Swan Districts (WAFL)
Draft 14th overall, 2009
Sydney Swans
Height/Weight 181 cm / 75 kg
Position(s) Midfield / Forward
Club information
Current club Sydney Swans
Number 32
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2010– Sydney Swans 88 (77)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 11, 2014 season.
Career highlights

Lewis Jetta (born 4 May 1989) is an Australian rules footballer for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Jetta played his junior football with Carey Park Junior Football Club, a Bunbury side in the South West Football League (SWFL), before playing for Western Australian Football League (WAFL) club Swan Districts and was a part of the colts premiership in 2007.

He was overlooked in the 2007 AFL Draft and decided to return to his hometown Bunbury to play for Bridgetown Football Club in the Lower South West Football League. After one season with Bridgetown Lewis returned to Swan Districts to play senior football in 2009.

AFL career[edit]

Jetta was drafted by Sydney with the 14th selection in the 2009 AFL Draft, which had been traded from Collingwood in exchange for Darren Jolly.

Jetta is a small, but extremely quick and skilful player who was overlooked in both the 2007 and 2008 drafts, before having a breakthrough year for Swan Districts in 2009.[1] He represented Western Australia in their state game against South Australia in June 2009 and kicked three goals, including the WA's last goal in the final minutes.[2] He is the cousin of Neville Jetta who plays for Melbourne and his brother Graham Jetta plays for Swan Districts.[3]

Jetta was impressive on his AFL debut against Carlton in the opening round of the 2010 NAB Cup, and created nationwide interest in his debut season as he scored 19 consecutive behinds before finally kicking his first AFL goal. In Round 19, 2010, against Hawthorn, he appeared to have broken his drought with a goal on the three-quarter-time siren, only to have the kick ruled out when it was judged to have been made a split-second after the siren. But in the 4th quarter, Jetta finally kicked a goal in the final five minutes, to a standing ovation from the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) crowd.

Jetta also took part in the 2010 AFL Grand Final sprint representing Sydney. Jetta came third behind the winner Luke Miles from St Kilda Football Club and Tim Golds from Greater Western Sydney Giants.

2011 was a relatively disappointing year from Jetta as he struggled to have an impact in several games. While he was able to have an influence at times throughout the year when he came on as the Swans' substitute, he often found it difficult to find the ball through 4 quarters of football. Although he suffered a disappointing 2011 season, he had an impressive lift of form in the 2012 season. The most notable improvements in his form are improved foot speed, kicking accuracy and decision making. In 2011, Jetta only managed to kick 9 goals in the entirety of the season, yet by the end of round 16 of the 2012 season he had kicked 36, making him first for goals in the Sydney squad and seventh in the competition itself. Jetta has improved immensely and has credited this to an outstanding pre-season.

On June 8, 2013, Jetta re-signed with the Sydney Swans for another two seasons. [4]

Personal life[edit]

Jetta and his partner Jessica Miller have a son together: Lewis Oliver Jetta, born 26 December 2010.[5] and a daughter, Daisy Ivy Jetta, born 28 August 2013.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to round 22, 2014[6]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2010 Sydney 32 20 7 21 181 86 267 75 36 0.4 1.1 9.1 4.3 13.4 3.8 1.8
2011 Sydney 32 20 9 12 132 56 188 45 50 0.5 0.6 6.6 2.8 9.4 2.3 2.5
2012 Sydney 32 25 45 17 278 118 396 84 69 1.8 0.7 11.1 4.7 15.8 3.4 2.8
2013 Sydney 32 13 10 3 116 38 154 43 37 0.8 0.2 8.9 2.9 11.8 3.3 2.8
2014 Sydney 32 21 12 20 269 97 366 94 67 0.6 1.0 12.8 4.6 17.4 4.5 3.2
Career 99 83 73 976 395 1371 341 259 0.8 0.7 9.9 4.0 13.8 3.4 2.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quayle, Emma (30 September 2009). "Overlooked Jetta cousin now racing up the draft rankings". Realfooty (Australia: The Age). Retrieved 29 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Pike, Chris (23 May 2009). "WA takes one-point win over SA to break 15-year drought". PerthNow (News Corp). Retrieved 29 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Argent, Peter (13 June 2012). "Bragging rights to Croweaters". Koori Mail. p. 88. 
  4. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/lewis-jetta-resigns-with-sydney-swans-for-another-two-seasons/story-fni5fan7-1226659592508#
  5. ^ Cowley, Michael. "It's all son and games for Lewis Jetta". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Lewis Jetta's player profile at AFL Tables

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