Cycling Australia

Catherine Hooton appointed new board member


Catherine Hooton competing on the track

Catherine Hooton has been appointed a director of Cycling NSW following a board meeting last week.

Hooton fills one of two appointed positions on the board. The position was previously occupied by Jacqueline Bogue.

A keen masters cyclist from Illawarra CC, Hooton competes regularly on the track. She has won six Masters Track World Championship medals and several Australian titles. She is also the current Australian record holder in the 500m time trial for the Women 45-49 age category.

Hooton has served on Cycling NSW's Competitions Commission since June 2015 and the Masters Commission since it restarted last year. As well a being a commissaire, she has been an organising force behind initiatives such as a Women's Track Camp earlier this year.

Speaking about her appointment, Hooton said, "I’m aware of how much work goes on by many people  behind the scenes and am keen to build on the work already being done to help our sport grow."

Hooton started bike racing after the birth of her son 11 years ago. "The kindness shown to me when I started as an absolute beginner got me hooked pretty quickly," she said. "I am passionate about cycling as a rider, a parent, an official and as a fan."

Photo: Craig Huffman