Jade Elizabeth Konkel first took up rugby at under-18 level. She trialled for Scottish Rugby's senior regional development squad but was immediately selected into Scotland Women's under-20 squad in 2011/12 where she turned out for the fixture against Hartpury College.
She made her Scotland debut off the bench against England in the Women's 6 Nations against England in February 2013 at Esher and with her club, Hillhead Jordanhill, won the league and cup double in 2013.
She was included in the Scotland Women 7s squad for the first leg of the Grand Prix Series in Russia and went on to score vital tries which led to the Scots beating Ukraine for the first time and progressing to win the Bowl.
Born in Inverness and a former pupil of Munlochy PS and Fortrose Academy, on the Black Isle, she is currently at Glasgow Caledonian University studying social work.
Her whole family comes from a rugby background - Jade previously played with Inverness Craig Dunain rugby club, as did her mum, dad, younger and older brothers - and she grew up watching her parents play.
Jade has also played basketball for Highland Bears and had two season in the national league. She has represented Scotland in athletics for the army cadets (winning two gold medals in 2008/09 for shot putt and discus) and in 2008 gained her black belt in the martial art Goshin-Ryu Kempo.