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

  • Katja Dedekind-Goa

    Katja, 13, attended a goalball ‘come and try’ day in 2012, and she has been playing ever since. Katja’s goal is to be selected for the Australian Girls Youth team
  • 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.
  • Myles Skelton- Whe

    Myles, 18, plays in the Junior and senior Queensland wheelchair basketball teams. He hopes to study at university in 2010 while training for the London 2012 Paralympics.
  • Jashar Keetley

    According to his coach, Jashar is one of the star athletes in the Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Program. Playing in B grade for the Sunshine Coast Spinners Tournament in 2013, 2014 and



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