The Women's Hockey Junior World Cup is an international women’s field hockey tournament, organized by the International Hockey Federation. The competition was established in 1989 as the Federation felt the need of a separate tournament due to the growing popularity of women’s field hockey. The tournament is held for players aged below 21. The International Hockey Federation felt the necessity of such kind of event, involving junior female field hockey players. The first edition of the Women's Hockey Junior World Cup was held in 1989 in Ottawa, Canada. West Germany emerged champions after defeating South Korea in the finals. The Soviet Union occupied the third place after beating Netherlands.