The Taumarunui born loose forward is a powerful, tough and resilient player both on and off the field. Following an impressive FPC Elder was selected in the Black Ferns in 2015 at the age of 28.

Known for her strong leadership skills, Elder is a natural leader and was announced as captain of the Black Ferns in 2019. 2020 Elder took time off to become a Mum.

Returning to rugby in 2021 Elder was named the inaugural captain of the Chiefs Women’s side and was once again named to captain the Black Ferns.