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

  • Keith Jacobs- Cycl

    Keith won the gold medal and broke the QLD record at the 2010 state championships. He competes in the 1000m time trial.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nathan Ford-Boccia

    Nathan, 17, started playing club boccia in 2013 after a long search for a sport that he could participate and compete in. The Mitchelton local has cerebral palsy  and works



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