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Prime Minister Scott Morrison plays footy and serves up bacon rolls to school children

New Prime Minister Scott Morrison has participated in football training with a high school team as he spends his first few days in office travelling around communities and showing off his ‘everyman’ persona.

Mr Morrison visited the Clontarf Academy at Endeavour Sports High School for indigenous youth on Thursday morning.

He was at the academy – which is located in his electorate of Cook in Sydney’s south – as part of Jersey Day, a charity drive that raises awareness for organ donation.

New Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) has participated in football training with a high school team in his electorate in Sydney's south

New Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) has participated in football training with a high school team in his electorate in Sydney’s south

He was at the academy as part of Jersey Day, a charity drive that raises awareness for organ donation

He was at the academy as part of Jersey Day, a charity drive that raises awareness for organ donation

Jersey Day was created to raise awareness for the Organ and Tissue Authority and the Donate Life network, and aims to encourage schools and workplaces to allow students and staff to wear their favourite jersey on August 31.

Mr Morrison was wearing an official Jersey Day top as he ran around with the junior players, taking part in a number of simple drills.

The schoolboys seemed to enjoy the extra exposure and the unique chance to train alongside the nation’s leader. 

A bacon and egg roll was on the menu for breakfast after the training session - but the PM chose a healthier option 

A bacon and egg roll was on the menu for breakfast after the training session – but the PM chose a healthier option 

Mr Morrison was photographed giving a helping hand with the bacon and egg breakfast, serving some up to grateful students

Mr Morrison was photographed giving a helping hand with the bacon and egg breakfast, serving some up to grateful students

Mr Morrison has trying to improve the government’s image by visiting drought-hit areas of NSW after a disastrous month for the Liberal Party.

Thursday morning’s light training session might have given him a chance to relax and have a little bit of fun before returning to the serious business of running the country.

Despite the temptation to tuck into his own bacon and egg roll Mr Morrison demonstrated constraint and went for a healthier option

Despite the temptation to tuck into his own bacon and egg roll Mr Morrison demonstrated constraint and went for a healthier option

After visiting drought stricken areas of New South Wales and now visiting students in his local electorate Mr Morrison has been on the trail of good will after a disastrous month for the Liberal Party

After visiting drought stricken areas of New South Wales and now visiting students in his local electorate Mr Morrison has been on the trail of good will after a disastrous month for the Liberal Party

Mr Morrison was photographed giving a helping hand with the bacon and egg breakfast, serving some up to grateful students. 

Despite the temptation to tuck into his own bacon and egg roll Mr Morrison demonstrated constraint and went for a healthier option.  

Jersey Day was inspired by the tragic death of Nathan Gremmo who died in an accident in 2015, prompting his family to donate his organs to help others live. 

Jersey Day was inspired by the tragic death of Nathan Gremmo who died in an accident in 2015, prompting his family to donate his organs to help others live

Jersey Day was inspired by the tragic death of Nathan Gremmo who died in an accident in 2015, prompting his family to donate his organs to help others live

As a huge football fan it's no coincidence that Mr Morrison would help to promote a good cause linked with the NRL, being touted as the Cronulla Sharks number one fan

As a huge football fan it’s no coincidence that Mr Morrison would help to promote a good cause linked with the NRL, being touted as the Cronulla Sharks number one fan

In turn they wanted to take his legacy further by starting Jersey Day to raise wider awareness about the importance of organ donation.

As a huge football fan it’s no coincidence that Mr Morrison would help to promote a good cause linked with the NRL, being touted as the Cronulla Sharks number one fan. 

Cronulla Sharks CEO Barry Russell told NRL.com they were proud to call the Prime Minister their number one supporter. 

‘From a club’s point of view we’re delighted that Scott is one of our very proud supporters. He’s been to all the games, was in the sheds for the 2016 grand final, so it’s a real thrill for us to see him get the top job,’ he said.

Mr Morrison looked to be genuinely enjoying himself running around the paddock with gifted young footballers.  

As a huge football fan it's no coincidence that Mr Morrison would help to promote a good cause linked with the NRL, being touted as the Cronulla Sharks number one fan

As a huge football fan it’s no coincidence that Mr Morrison would help to promote a good cause linked with the NRL, being touted as the Cronulla Sharks number one fan

Mr Morrison looked to be genuinely enjoying himself running around the paddock with gifted young footballers

Mr Morrison looked to be genuinely enjoying himself running around the paddock with gifted young footballers

 

 

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