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

  • Bikash Chapagain-

    Boccia Bikash, 34, has played in the Boccia National Titles in Sydney, reaching the semi finals in the pairs match. Boccia is a bowling game similar to the Italian game
  • David Eade- Swimmi

    David, 14, established 8 state records and won 5 bronze and 2 silver medals at the 2011 McDonalds Multi-class competition in Brisbane. David trained and competed in able-bodied events for
  • 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
  • Bailey Rowland- Wh

    Bailey plays with the Queensland Junior wheelchair basketball team, and this year won the most improved player award in the Brisbane league. He has always been sporty and took up



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