DOB: 12 February 1990
Australian International Rules player - 2017
Games: 116* (to end 2017)
One of four players to debut in the opening round of the 2009 season, Jetta played the first five matches of the season and fifteen in total for the season impressing as a small forward.
Spent the first two months of the 2010 season at Casey before returning to play six games in a row from round 9 onwards. He returned to the VFL after that and his season ended in August when he suffered a shoulder injury while playing against Gold Coast.
After playing the first two rounds of 2011, Jetta was dropped to Casey, gaining a call-up in round 8, where he laid a game-high 12 tackles. Despite his pre-season form being amongst the best at the club he was unable to cement a permanent position throughout the season and after being dropped for the second time returned only for the last two matches of the year for nine in total.
Another injury, this time to his ankle caused Jetta to miss the first half of the season, and he returned for six matches later in the year - missing just one of the last seven due to a suspension.
He signed a one year contract extension at the end of 2012, and before the 2013 season played for the Indigenous All-Stars team in their annual match against Richmond. Despite this he failed to impress during the season proper, playing just five matches - four in the first half of the season before returning for Melbourne's last game of the year.
He was delisted at the end of the season but the club picked him up again with their final selection in the 2013 Rookie Draft.
Jetta was promoted back to the senior list before Round 5, 2014 after Jack Trengove was placed on the long term injury list. He reinvented himself as one of the team's best small defenders and received a two year contract extension in August that year.
Before the 2015 season Jetta represented the Indigenous All-Stars team, and throughout the year continued to be a first choice player in Melbourne's defence despite missing several weeks with a concussion. In 2016 he played his most complete year yet, missing one game and being one of his side's best defenders.
2017 was another strong year in defence, and after playing every game he was unlucky not be shortlisted for All Australian honours. He was later named in the Australian International Rules squad. In Round 10 he temporarily switched to Number 50 as part of an indigenous recognition campaign.
|Round 18, 2012||Rough Conduct||1 match|
|Round 4, 2013||Rough Conduct||2 matches|
|Round 15, 2014||Rough Conduct||1 match|
|Round 8, 2016||Striking||1 match|
"Dees sign five players" - melbournefc.com.au 21/11/2012
"Melbourne promotes Neville Jetta from rookie list to replace Jack Trengove" - The Age 17/04/2014
"Jetta signs two year deal for Dees" - melbournefc.com.au 12/08/2014