Paid PostPosted on Mar 8, 201619 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Grew Up Playing Sport In AustraliaGrowing up, we knew the most important rule was "one hand, one bounce" – because we’re a FOXSPORTING Nation.by Fox Sports AustraliaBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Running the gauntlet of no hat, no play. Hector Garcia (CC BY-SA 2.0) / Via Flickr: hectorgarcia Even if you were hand ball champ, you got no special treatment. No hat meant no play. 2. Having a tough time waiting for the weekends because you just wanted to play sport. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Via fyspringfield.com Two reasons you went to school honestly: P.E and practice after school. 3. Learning your craft using these plastic cricket bats: ThinkStock These bad boys were typically yellow and usually exploded after one too many epic slogs. 4. Getting out for hitting a six over the fence... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Luke tn (CC BY 3.0) / Via youtube.com The most bittersweet of wickets. Sure, you would swing for the fences. But you were also playing with fire. 5. ...or Auto-Wickie. FaceMePLS (CC BY 2.0) / Via Flickr: faceme The wall is Australia's greatest wicket keeper. Don't forget "one hand, one bounce" too. 6. Hating every moment of school cross-country. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via cheezburger.com "I'm not a marathon runner, miss! I'm a sprinter." 7. Everyone treating your Athletics Carnival like it was an actual professional event. ThinkStock 8. And the school house chants that got heaps intense. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Pictures / Via plumkat.tumblr.com 9. Someone's mum or dad taking things a little too seriously. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Touchstone Pictures / Via rosasalazar.tumblr.com 10. The one kid who everyone thought would be the next great Australian swimming hero. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF TV Aichi / Via ohayocelestia.tumblr.com Because they never left the pool. Or they were at school two hours before everyone to train. 11. The glory that was the fundraising sausage sizzle. BuzzFeed Need new uniforms? Sausage sizzle. Need money to get to a tournament overseas? Sausage sizzle. 12. Making sure you cut your nails before netball... ThinkStock Or trying to hide the fact your nails might have been a little too long by tilting your hands. Sneaky. 13. ...and making sure your knees survived the concrete netball courts. Mike Hauser (CC BY 2.0) / Via Flickr: 35314767@N00 14. Everyone having the one mate who thought wearing headgear made them 10 times better... ThinkStock 15. ...but they'd usually always start on the bench. ThinkStock "I'm an impact player." 16. Always making sure you had your mouthguard, or else you wouldn't be allowed to play. istolethetv (CC BY 2.0) / Via Flickr: istolethetv 17. Mum or Dad always having the halftime oranges. ThinkStock The halftime fuel. 18. Going all out with the zinc or face paint for finals. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ThinkStock With zinc you meant business. 19. And finally the post-game trip to a Macca's or a Pizza Hut restaurant. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures / Via totalfilm.tumblr.com No wonder we’re called the lucky country. We’re a FOXSPORTING Nation.