An adorable photo of a four-year-old girl playing her first netball game has gone viral and has netball fans melting.
The Australian netball community has fallen in love with a four-year-old girl after an adorable photo of her went viral this week.
Hazel Flinn’s mother, Katherine, was busy pouring out Mother’s Day mimosas to parents on the sidelines of the Rock-Yerong Creek Football Netball Club (TRYCFNC) in southern New South Wales last Sunday when her daughter was called to the field for a Junior Net Set Go match. .
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Young Hazel looked her best in her very first match, all while wearing sparkly red heels, stockings and an oversized netball dress with the goalie bib turned upside down.
Hazel’s mum took a photo of her with her arms raised like a great defender and it was shared by the club’s Facebook page.
From there, the adorable photo was picked up by AFL Riverina before it went completely viral on social media and shared by several Super Netball players and clubs, who couldn’t get enough of little Hazel.
“For her birthday, we got her a pair of clacks, which I knew she would want to wear to netball,” Katherine Flinn explained on Fox Netball. The center circle.
“So we went to netball with them, not expecting her to play a game of netball.
“All (other netball clubs) shared it (the photo), then their friends shared it and it went international. I got messages from all over the world – people congratulating me on my child divine, who could just as easily be anyone’s child.
The adorable photo caught the attention of Melbourne Vixens star Kate Moloney, who video messaged Hazel and organized a netball clinic and free tickets to a Melbourne Vixens match for her team.
And within days, the Vixens and Puma sent training gear to TRYCFNC and their opponent, including a pair of runners for Hazel.
“Hey Hazel, it’s Kate Moloney here from the Melbourne Vixens,” the Vixens center said in their post.
“All of us netballers absolutely loved seeing this picture of you playing netball on Sunday and absolutely own it.
“But Hazel, feel free to wear whatever you want. We’re excited to see you enjoying your netball and we look forward to meeting you.
Super Netball clubs couldn’t get enough of Hazel, who is currently the league’s most wanted player.
The NSW Swifts have announced the four-year-old will deliver the ball to the center circle for their game against the Adelaide Thunderbirds on Sunday afternoon.