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

  • Jarrod Larkins Law

    Jarrods dream to represent Australia came true in 2009 when he was selected to compete at the world championships in the Netherlands, where he scored his first international goal. He
  • Claire Keefer- Ath

    Claire, 15, only took up athletics in 2009 and already holds the National open record for discus. She also holds many Junior records.
  • James Steggell- Tr

    Track and field athlete James Steggell’s training has been given a boost through being awarded an introductory grant by the Sporting Dreams foundation. James, 14, has a vision impairment caused
  • 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



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