Neville Jetta

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Neville Jetta
Neville Jetta 2017.3.jpg
Jetta in March 2017
Personal information
Full name Neville Jetta
Date of birth (1990-02-12) 12 February 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Bunbury, WA
Original team(s) Swan Districts (WAFL)
Draft No. 51, 2008 national draft
Debut Round 1, 2009, Melbourne
vs. North Melbourne, at MCG
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Melbourne
Number 39
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009– Melbourne 99 (23)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 5, 2017.
Career highlights

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

Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

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

Jetta was drafted by Melbourne with the 51st selection in the 2008 national draft. He had previously been playing with Swan Districts in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). 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 West Coast Eagles and also a distant cousin of Leroy Jetta, who played 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 season's 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 to the end of round 4, 2017[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 0.0 6.3 6.8 13.0 3.1 3.8
2015 Melbourne 39 16 1 0 76 116 192 43 41 0.1 0.0 4.7 7.3 12.0 2.7 2.6
2016 Melbourne 39 21 0 3 163 172 335 78 63 0.0 0.1 7.8 8.2 16.0 3.7 3.0
2017 Melbourne 39 4 2 0 38 26 64 25 12 0.5 0.0 9.5 6.5 16.0 6.3 3.0
Career 98 23 16 660 625 1285 318 318 0.2 0.2 6.7 6.4 13.1 3.2 3.2

Personal life[edit]

Neville has a daughter Nalani Jetta born in June 2011. And a son Kyree born November 15

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". AFL Tables. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  6. ^ rhttp://www.easyweddings.com.au/real-weddings/melbourne-demon-marries-in-glam-vintage-wedding-at-red-scooter/

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