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.



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

  • Erin Baker- Kayaki

    Erin, 15, is a competitive kayaker and fulltime high school student. Prior to taking up kayaking a year ago, she was an able-bodied competitive swimmer for six years, but was
  • Brighde Judge Mear

    Brighde has been competing for fours years and this year broke the national record in the 400m at the QLD AWD State Championships.
  • Amy Deguara- Para

    Para Canoe Amy, 25, is starting para canoe (kayaking) after playing wheelchair basketball since the age of eight. Amy is hoping to be selected for the Australian Para canoe team
  • Christine Wolf- Wh

    A Paralympic Gold medalist in athletics at Beijing Games, Christine has now taken up wheelchair basketball.



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