Leroy Jetta was named one of the ARG AFL Draftee recipients in 2006 and also received recognition that same year for representing his club in the State 18’s team, whilst playing with his home club Brookton/Pingelly and since then has made a name for himself at Essendon Football club.
Leroy is an exciting player with great pace, tremendous skills and ability to beat opponents. He exploded into the AFL in 2007, playing four games and kicking three goals, to start the 2007 season. Injury cut short his appearances but he returned to play football with Essendon affiliate club Bendigo Bombers.
He had a more consistent season in 2008 playing 18 games and is shaping up to be one of the game's more exciting young players.
Jetta had a disappointing year in 2009 and played only six games.
He returned to the senior team in round 8, 2010, and played good consistent football for the rest of the year, missing only a further four games.
Draft History: 2006 NAB AFL Draft, priority selection (Essendon) No. 18 overall
Leroy is now an integral player for the Essendon Football Club and is a relation to Melbourne Demons forward Neville Jetta and his brother, Jerome, plays for the Bendigo Bombers.
Leroy Jetta is another successful player who has made the transition from Country Football to the AFL, with the support of the QR National Freight (formerly ARG) scholarship funding.