DOB: May 26 1972
From: Leeton/Sydney/Fremantle, selection #2 1996 Pre-Season Draft
Number: 18 (1996-1997)
Games: 33 (78 total)
Goals: 15 (42 total)
Signed by Sydney from Riverina town Leeton in 1989, Nettelbeck made his AFL debut in 1990. He remained at the Swans until the end of 1994, playing in three wooden spoons. He then moved to Fremantle for their inaugural season but didn't play a game. During his time with the Dockers he had trouble with injuries, and when fit played with WAFL side East Perth.
Nettelbeck was handed a lifeline by Melbourne before the start of the 1996 season, but played in his fourth wooden spoon a year later. He missed almost half that season with shoulder and back injuries, undergoing surgery on the troublesome shoulder at the end of the year. He played 17 Reserves games in 1998 but couldn't break into a much improved side. He joined the Western Bulldogs in 1999 but a pre-season knee injury ended his career.
In 2004 Nettelbeck was charged with indecently assaulting a female at a South Yarra bar and fined. He later became an accredited player agent.
|Round 2, 1996||Melee||Withdrawn|
Age - 26/01/1999
Age - 10/03/2004