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

  • Cheryl Buscemi-Le-

    Finding a natural gift for discus at her daughter’s little athletics, Cheryl holds the national records for discus, shot put and javelin, and has even represented Australia for volleyball in China. Cheryl
  • John McLeod- Athle

    A former professional footballer, John took up athletics after losing his legs. This year he represented Australia at the Arafura Games in shotput and discuss.
  • Natalie Hodges- Wh

    Natalie, 26, has not only lost 55kg since playing sport but has represented Australia and has been selected in the Australian Gliders team in early 2013, travelling to Japan and
  • Noah Robinson- Swi

    Noah has won 54 medals in total in able bodied competition since starting swimming 2 years ago with 17 of these medals being gold and also has 5 gold multi



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