Australia is a pretty proud sporting nation. It’s part of our psyche, our national identity…hell; its even part of our requirement for new Australian’s to know for their citizenship tests. Our reputation around the world as sportsmen and women is of the highest regard. Their fans are loud, proud and don’t like to accept anything but the best.
Look at what’s going on at the Olympics at the moment and you will see first hand the pressure our greatest athletes feel from their adoring, passionate and brutal legion of fans and the general public. Only the one gold medal (at the time of writing) and we are calling for blood to be spilt. Individuals, teams…noone is spared. If you don’t perform, well, we all know what happens. That’s pressure right there.