The Alice Springs Magistrates Court has been told former AFL player Liam Jurrah wants to return to the game, now he has been granted bail.

Jurrah has been placed under strict bail conditions, which include no alcohol consumption, reporting to police twice a week and living with his aunt in his home community of Yuendumu.

The court heard Jurrah wants to return to playing Australian rules and magistrate David Bamber has allowed him to travel to Alice Springs on weekends to play with the South Alice Springs Football Club.

Jurrah has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one of causing serious harm, following an incident at a convenience store in April. He has been in custody for the past six weeks.

A reference presented to the court from NEAFL club Northern Territory Thunder indicated there is the prospect he could join the side.