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.



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

  • Nathan Ford-Boccia

    Nathan, 17, started playing club boccia in 2013 after a long search for a sport that he could participate and compete in. The Mitchelton local has cerebral palsy  and works
  • Robbie Christie- S

    Robbie is new to the sport of soccer and demonstrates a great attitude and commitment to training and competing as part of the QLD squad. He helped his team win
  • Robert Christie_Pa

    Robert, 18, is from Karana Downs and has been playing for the Queensland Paralympic football team since 2009. He was recently named in the state team for the 2014 National
  • Lucy Larsen- Athle

    Lucy is a 15-year-old champion sprinter from Caloundra. Lucy, who was born without a radius bone in one of her arms, took out the under-15’s 100m and 200m for athletes



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