Team: New Zealand Black Sticks
Home Town/State: Whangarei, New Zealand
Debut: October, 2013 - Oceania Cup
Neal attended Whangarei Girls' High School from 2006–2010 before studying communications at the University of Waikato. She graduated in 2013 as a Sir Edmund Hilary Scholar
Currently, Neal is an ambassador for the New Zealand Olympic Committee and has been visiting schools talking about her Olympic experience. She has also entered the corporate speaking circuit, where shares the lessons learned throughout her journey.
Neal represented New Zealand at the 2013 Women's Hockey Junior World Cup, before making her national debut that same year.
She has competed in two World League finals, the most recent in 2015 where the team came second, Champions Trophy in 2016, and she represented New Zealand at the 2016 Summer Olympics where her team came fourth. She participated at the 2020 Women's FIH Pro League.