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

  • Travis Tran- Socce

    Travis joined the Brisbane Paralympic 7-a-side Football Program in 2007, and aims to compete at the nationals in 2010. He is always keen to learn and completes all tasks given
  • Fiona Lyons- Bocci

    Fiona won individual and team Gold medals at the 2010 National Championships in Canberra. She came 13th at the 2010 World Championships in Hong Kong.
  • Liza Jones- Swimmi

    Liza, 40, had a goal to swim a lap of two strokes and be able to attempt the other two to be to attend classification. Liza’s went from not moving
  • Tom Holland-Roach

    Showing excellence and precision in wheelchair basketball, 21-year-old Tom, has been a champion in the 2014 and 2015 Kevin Coombes Cup in the junior nationals. Having previously competed in discus, shotput and



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