Lois Fidler says that the Senior team's success will serve as an inspiration to her players.
Brazil v England
FIFA Women's U17 World Cup
12 midnight (GMT), Wednesday 29 October 2008
Wellington, New Zealand
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After arriving in New Zealand ahead of the first Women's U17 World Cup, Lois Fidler believes that the recent success of the senior side will spur her players on.
Hope Powell took England to the quarter-final at last year's World Cup in China, and followed that up recently with qualification for Euro 2009 in Finland next August. Fidler says that her players will want to emulate that achievement as they represent the Three Lions in New Zealand.
"In football, success tends to breed success and there's no doubt whatsoever that the senior women have inspired our girls," Fidler told FIFA.com.
"Role models are central to the development of any young sportsmen and women, and seeing what the likes of Kelly Smith have achieved has been a real eye-opener.
"Most of our girls will also have played with or against these senior players, either at their clubs or at national training camps, and that experience will have shown them the standards they have to aspire to on and off the park.
"Hope's team have been fantastic in that respect and now the challenge for our girls is to show everyone that they have what it takes to surpass the seniors' achievements and take us to the next level."
Fidler also believes that strength of character and resilience could be the key to England's success, especially coming into an unknown environment and facing teams they have not faced already.
"We're all set," Fidler explained. "A lot of the work we've been doing has been on problem-solving, dealing with any eventuality, and hopefully that's something that will stand the girls in good stead.
"They certainly know by now that they're going to need to be to be flexible and adaptable because they'll be coming up against teams - and styles of play - that they've never faced before. How they cope with that is going to be absolutely critical, but we're hopeful of going over there and doing a good job.
"First and foremost, we're honoured just to be competing. When you consider the teams who haven't made it - the likes of Norway and Sweden, who have such fantastic pedigree in women's football - it's a real credit to the girls that we were the first team from Europe to qualify. But now we're here, we don't want to just 'enjoy the experience'; we want to make an impact.
"Getting out of the group stage will obviously be an objective, but what you'll see from us a game-by-game mentality. The girls just need to prepare as best as they can and play to the best of ability - anything less is unacceptable. They going up against the best teams in the world and as long they do themselves justice, that will be success as far as I'm concerned... And if we can win it? Even better!"