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- Eque

    Susan was selected to represent Australia at the World Equestrian Games in 2010.
  • 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
  • Jesse McCormack- A

    Jesse is a national junior record holder in running, both on the track and cross country. He represented Queensland at the Paralympic youth Games and dreams of being a Paralympian.
  • Kanako Weightman

    Being introduced to track and field through participation in the Challenge Games organised through the school system, 12-year-old Kanako has already set three Australian records in a primary school track and field



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