Welcome

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.

 

SUPPORTER

You can help change a life through sport today when you donate to Sporting Dreams

FUNDRAISING

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.

SPONSOR A GRANT

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

  • Travis Larkin-Whee

    Travis, 10, started playing wheelchair basketball after being invited to watch a game. He now plays in weekly social competition in Toowoomba and also travels to Brisbane each week to
  • Sara Tait- Wheelch

    Sarah holds the national junior records for the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 300m. She won one gold and three silver medals at the Australian Youth Paralympic Games in
  • 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
  • Brian Harvey- Rowi

    Brain, 46, began rowing in late 2012 after a career in athletics. Brian has been in two regattas coming 2nd in the Queensland Masters states single skull race and 4th

 

Sponsors

As seen in