Internet absolutely loses it over photo detail

An adorable photo of a four-year-old playing her first netball game has gone viral and sent netball fans into meltdown.

The Australian netball community has fallen in love with a four-year-old girl after an adorable photo of her went viral this week.

Last Sunday, Hazel Flinn’s mum Katherine was busy pouring Mother’s Day mimosas for the parents on the sidelines at The Rock-Yerong Creek Football Netball Club (TRYCFNC) in Southern NSW, when her daughter was called onto the court for a junior Net Set Go match.

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Young Hazel gave it her best effort in her first ever game, all while wearing sparkly red “click clack” heels, stockings and an oversized netball dress with the Goal Keeper bib upside down.

Hazel’s mum snapped a photo of her with her arms raised like an excellent 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 was shared by several Super Netball players and clubs, who couldn’t get enough of little Hazel.

“For her birthday we gave her a pair of click clacks, which I knew she’d want to wear to netball,” Katherine Flinn explained on Fox Netball’s Centre Circle.

“So we set off to netball with them on, not expecting her to have a game of netball.

“All of them (other netball clubs) have shared it (the photo), then their friends have shared it and it’s gone international. I’ve been getting messages from all over the world — people just congratulating me on my divine child, which could just as easily be anyone’s child.”

The adorable photo caught the attention of Melbourne Vixens star Kate Moloney, who sent Hazel a video message and organised a netball clinic and free tickets to a Melbourne Vixens game for her team.

And in a matter of days, the Vixens and Puma sent training gear to TRYCFNC and their opposition, including a pair of runners for Hazel.

“Hey Hazel, it’s Kate Moloney here from the Melbourne Vixens,” the Vixens centre said in her message.

“All of us netballers absolutely loved seeing that photo of you playing netball on Sunday and absolutely owning it.

“But Hazel, feel free to wear whatever you want. We are loving seeing you enjoying your netball and we can’t wait to meet you.”

The Super Netball clubs couldn’t get enough of Hazel, who is the most sought after player in the league at the moment.

The NSW Swifts announced the four-year-old would deliver the ball to the centre circle for their game against the Adelaide Thunderbirds on Sunday afternoon.

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