Neville Jetta

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Neville Jetta
Personal information
Full name Neville Jetta
Date of birth (1990-02-12) 12 February 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Bunbury, WA
Original team Swan Districts (WAFL)
Draft 51st overall, 2008
Melbourne Demons
Height/Weight 180cm / 77 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009– Melbourne 47 (19)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 12, 2014 season.
Career highlights

2008 WAFL Colts Premiership (Swan Districts)
2008 Mel Whinnen Medal

Neville Jetta (born 12 February 1990) is an Australian rules footballer for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League.

Jetta was drafted to Melbourne with the 51st selection in the 2008 AFL Draft. He had previously been playing with Swan Districts in the West Australian Football League. In September 2008 he was awarded the Mel Whinnen Medal for being the best player in the Swans colts grand final win.[1][2]

Both Jetta and fellow Melbourne draftee Jamie Bennell come from Bunbury and attended the same primary school. Jetta is the cousin of Lewis Jetta of the Sydney Swans and also a distant cousin of Leroy Jetta, who plays for Essendon.[3]

Jetta and Bennell were both named to make their AFL debuts together in the opening round of the 2009 AFL season.[4]

During the 2013 AFL season, Jetta fell out of favour at the Demons, playing only five games due to form and being unable to find a permanent position. This led to Jetta being delisted at the seasons end. Due to the appointment of Paul Roos as senior coach, Jetta was provided with another chance and was redrafted as a rookie for the 2014 AFL season

During the 2014 AFL season, Jetta was promoted to the senior list due to injuries to Jesse Hogan and Mitch Clark. Jetta cemented a spot in Melbourne's back six where he arguably played the best football of his career playing as a small defender, successfully negating small forwards such as Eddie Betts, Chad Wingard and Luke Dahlhaus.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct as end of 2014 [5]
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)
2009 Melbourne 39 15 7 8 115 64 179 43 39 0.5 0.5 7.7 4.3 11.9 2.9 2.6
2010 Melbourne 39 6 6 1 47 36 83 15 26 1.0 0.2 7.8 6.0 13.8 2.5 4.3
2011 Melbourne 39 9 5 3 56 64 120 34 42 0.6 0.3 6.2 7.1 13.3 3.8 4.7
2012 Melbourne 39 6 1 0 39 21 60 21 15 0.2 0.0 6.5 3.5 10.0 3.5 2.5
2013 Melbourne 39 5 0 1 26 18 44 9 20 0.0 0.2 5.2 3.6 8.8 1.8 4.0
2014 Melbourne 39 16 1 0 100 108 208 50 60 0.1 0 6.3 6.8 13 3.1 0
Career 57 20 13 383 311 694 172 202 0.4 0.2 6.7 5.5 12.2 3 3.5

Personal life[edit]

Neville has a daughter Nalani Jetta born in June 2011.

Neville married partner Samantha on October 20, 2013.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hope, Shayne; Swans win Colts grand final
  2. ^ Grand Final 2008
  3. ^ McFarlane, Glenn; Dees swoop on Nick Naitanui's mates; 30 November 2008
  4. ^ Matthews, Bruce (27 March 2009); Kick it to me, Jamie Bennell
  5. ^ Neville Jetta's player profile at AFL Tables
  6. ^ rhttp://www.easyweddings.com.au/real-weddings/melbourne-demon-marries-in-glam-vintage-wedding-at-red-scooter/

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