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

  • Adam Galle- Quad r

    Adam was chosen to play for QLD during 2009, despite it being his first year in the sport. The Jetstar Wheelchair Rugby Titans placed third in the National wheelchair rugby
  • Dylan Child

    Since being introduced to wheelchair basketball in 2013, Dylan has been very successful in the sport. The two-time gold medallist in the Kevin Coombes Cup for the 2014 and 2015 under 23s
  • Jordan Bartley- Ba

    Jordan has been selected for QLD’s wheelchair basketball team the spinning bullets for the past two years. At the Frank Ponta Cup in Canberra he was selected as part of
  • Natalie Smith- Sho

    Natalie Smith is an Australian Paralympic shooter  who won Australia’s first medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games when she took bronze in the Womens’ SH1 10m Standing Air Rifle



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