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

  • Sebastian Koch- Sw

    Sebastian  lives in cairns  and  competes  in swimming and surf  life  saving. He dreams of competing at the  Paralympic games in  2016 and 2020. ​ Just before his 4th birthday
  • Noah Robinson- Swi

    Noah has won 54 medals in total in able bodied competition since starting swimming 2 years ago with 17 of these medals being gold and also has 5 gold multi
  • Tarsha Tupper- Equ

    Tarsha, 16, is up for selection for the National Championships for both Riding for Disabled and Special Olympics being held in Victoria in November 2013 and October 2014. If successful
  • James Beringer- So

    James is part of the Queensland soccer team, who won the silver medal at both the Australian Paralympic Youth Games in Melbourne and at the National Open Championships in Sydney



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