Rhonda Cator


Awarded Life Membership 27 May 2022


Birth: 23 August 1966, Numurkah VIC


Rhonda Cator served at eight editions of the Commonwealth Games as an athlete, coach and section manager.

She competed in five Commonwealth Games in Badminton at the Edinburgh 1986, Auckland 1990, Victoria 1994, Kuala Lumpur 1998 and Manchester 2002 Games winning a bronze medal in the mixed team event in Edinburgh, bronze in the doubles and mixed team events in Victoria and a two more bronze medals, in the mixed doubles and women’s team event respectively, in Kuala Lumpur four years later.

Badminton became an Olympic sport in Barcelona in 1992 and Cator made her Olympic debut there and proceeded to play in the next two editions of the Games, in Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000.

Domestically, Cator won the national titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles and won the French Open in 1992 with doubles partner Anna Lao.

Born in Numurkah in regional Victoria, Cator grew up in Strathmerton and has always been proud of her country upbringing and for many years served as a sport promotions officer with Badminton Victoria, travelling throughout regional areas to promote the sport to the young and old.

Off the court, Cator was a team coach at the inaugural Commonwealth Youth Games in Bendigo, team coach at Melbourne 2006, Section Manager in Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014 and was a member of the team headquarters staff at the 2011 Youth Games in Isle of Man.

Up to the Delhi 2010 Games, her four appearances as an athlete and team official roles in Melbourne and Delhi had Cator participating in the most Games of any Australian

Cator continues to serve the sport as Manager of the Ballarat Badminton Association where she manages the facility, the programs and coaches programs for the WestVic Academy of Sport. She has a particular interest in attracting women and girls to the sport she loves.


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