03/08/2012 05:35 EST | Updated 05/08/2012 05:12 EDT

Australian Rules football player Liam Jurrah charged in machete attack

ALICE SPRINGS, Australia - Australian Rules football player Liam Jurrah has been charged over an alleged machete attack.

The Melbourne Demons said Friday that the forward, who led the team in goal-kicking last season, was one of two 23-year-old men arrested following the incident on Wednesday.

The men and a woman were charged with three offences concerning the assault and injury of a 35-year-old man. On Friday in Alice Springs Magistrates Court, Jurrah was released on bail and will reappear in court on May 17.

Jurrah, who has been granted personal leave by the Demons, is a member of the Warlpiri community located northwest of Alice Springs. He is the first player from a remote central Australian aboriginal community to play in the Australian Football League.