Senior level experience helped our junior girls: India coach Neil Hawgood

Indian girls have entered the semifinals of the junior women's World Cup hockey championship for the first time ever

updated: August 01, 2013 20:23 IST
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Monchengladbach: India's chief coach Neil Hawgood has attributed the women's team's success in the ongoing Junior Hockey World Cup to the experience his wards have attained while playing at the senior level.

India fielded more or less the same team which came a cropper in the FIH World League Round 3 in Rotterdam in June and Hawgood said the experience of playing at the senior level worked wonders for the junior girls.

"The success has come from all the big losses as we have been beaten by top teams of the world in World League Round 3. Now, the senior level experience has helped the girls here at the Junior World Cup," a jubilant Hawgood said after India defeated Spain 4-2 to earn their maiden semifinal place in the event.

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