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

  • Susan Seipel- Para

    Susan is a 22-year-old University student who competes in para- equestrian (dressage) events and dreams of representing Australia at the Paralympics. She was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex, a rare disorder
  • Patrick Cotter- La

    Patrick recently discovered lawn bowls at a multisport expo, and has already linked with a coach.
  • 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.
  • Dylan Child- Wheel

    Wheelchair Basketball After just four weeks of using a wheelchair, Dylan, 15, was asked to play in ‘The Classics’ tournament with the Queensland Rolling Thunder Under 20’s team. Dylan is



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