She was born in Newport-on-Tay, attending Bell Baxter High School in Cupar, Fife. She made her debut for the Women's National Team in 2003. She played in two Commonwealth Games tournaments: Melbourne and Dehli. She retired from international competitions in 2011 after deciding to concentrate on her career in Physical education. She has played club hockey for Bell Baxter FP, Dunfermline Ladies, Grange Edinburgh, Bonagrass Grove and Grove Menzieshill.
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