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Adorable moment four-year-old takes to the court in a pair of sparkly pink ‘click clack’ shoes

Adorable moment when a four-year-old Australian girl walks onto the netball court in a pair of sparkly pink click clack shoes and an inverted bib, and catches everyone’s attention

  • The little girl insisted on wearing the sparkly shoes in her Net Set Go juniors debut.
  • He attracted the attention of netball fans around the world when Hazel became a hit.
  • That included the attention of several Australian Super Netball clubs.
  • Melbourne Vixens and NSW Swifts have reached out to little Hazel

A four-year-old Australian girl has become a global netball sensation after stepping onto the pitch in bright pink shoes and a backwards bib.

Hazel Flinn recently became the lovable face of the Australian netball community when she made a splash in her debut game for Rock-Yerong Creek Football Netball Club (TRYCFNC) in south-west NSW.

Click clack shoes are basically mini high heels for girls that make a clicking and clicking noise when they walk. They are usually brightly colored and often contain glitter and other decorations to really make them stand out.

Hazel really wanted a pair and since her fourth birthday was the day after netball, her mother Katherine thought it only fair that she get her wish the day before so she could show off her new shoe on the local courts.

This is the image that went viral, showing Hazel in a textbook defender pose with her prized new shoes and backwards bib.

This is the image that went viral, showing Hazel in a textbook defender pose with her prized new shoes and backwards bib.

However, Hazel surprised everyone when they called out her name to play in a junior Net Set Go match, insisting on using click clacks on the court.

“For his birthday we gave him a pair of click clacks, which I knew he would like to use for netball,” explained Katherine Flinn at Center Circle on Fox Netball.

‘So we set out to play netball with them on, not expecting her to have a netball match.

‘All of them [other netball clubs] I have shared it [the photo], then his friends have shared it and it has become international. I have been receiving messages from all over the world, people just congratulating me on my divine son, who could easily be anyone’s son.

She failed to score a goal in her netball debut, but little Hazel certainly looked good.

She failed to score a goal in her netball debut, but little Hazel certainly looked good.

The adorable image went viral over the weekend, first shared by the AFL Riverina account and later garnering the attention of Super Netball Clubs, including the Melbourne Vixens.

Kate Maloney is a veteran Vixen and Australian Diamond and she took the time to send little Hazel a personal message as she arranged a netball clinic and free tickets to a Vixens game for her entire team.

“Hi Hazel, this is Kate Moloney from the Melbourne Vixens,” she said in the message.

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

But Hazel, feel free to wear whatever you want. We love to see you enjoying your netball and we can’t wait to meet you’.

The New South Wales Swifts have also announced that Hazel will deliver the ball to the center circle for their Super Netball clash against the Queensland Firebirds this weekend.

However, Hazel’s choice of footwear isn’t always so fabulous. Her mother posted a photo of the little girl with a work boot on her right foot and a bright yellow rubber boot on her left.

“Not all are winning shoe options,” said Katherine.

“She’s so edgy,” commented a friend.

‘A multitasking independent woman in the making!! I love her style,” another posted.

Hazel's weird boots are also garnering a lot of attention online, but not as much as her bright pink click clacks.

Hazel’s weird boots are also garnering a lot of attention online, but not as much as her bright pink click clacks.

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