Sporting Dreams was started by triple Paralympian Marayke Jonkers to help Queensland athletes with physical disabilities achieve their sporting dreams. We provide funding grants to help purchase equipment like race wheelchairs or hand cycles, even prosthetic limbs for running or cycling. We also help with training and competition costs. Since starting in 2008 we have given over 130 grants to athletes.

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You can help change a life through sport today when you donate to Sporting Dreams


Achieve your own sporting dream as a fundraising challenge for us: Ever wanted to do a fun run, your first triathlon or marathon? Why not raise funds for Sporting Dreams while you do it. We can help you create your own online fundraising page where you share your dream challenge with friends and family and ask them to donate. We will also cheer you on and support you. Contact Marayke to find out more.


Do you want to promote your company and help athletes in the process? Sponsor a sporting Dreams grant and you will have a grant named after your organisation at the annual Sporting Dreams Awards Ceremony. You will also receive recognition on the Sporting Dreams Website and in our newsletter.

Meet Our Athletes

  • Megan Guilfoyle

    Megan was introduced to horse riding at three years of age and appeared to her parents that she had a very natural talent for the sport. Her love for horse riding grew
  • Brendan Young-Goal

    Brendan, 16, began playing goalball after being inspired by a visit to his school by national goalball representative Ben MacFie, and was invited to a trial session. Since taking up
  • Hayden Siebuhr- Sw

    Hayden is a swimmer and wheelchair basketball player who represented Queens land at the 2011 primary school  swimming Championships in Melbourne. Hayden was diagnosed with a spinal tumour when he
  • Connor Perring- Go

    Connor, 17, represented QLD in the junior team for Goalball, winning the National competition and was named best junior offensive player. Connor was also named as part of the junior



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