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

  • Darron Shields- Ha

    Darron is an elite handcyclist and has recently been appointed as the Queensland handcycling head coach. Originally from the United Kingdom, he competed as a triathlete before becoming paraplegic in
  • Khalen Gordon- Arc

    Khalen, 21, has begun archery, first as a hobby and has transitioned from a beginner to an intermediate archery standard in only 3 months through regular attendance at the Townsville
  • George Kambouris-

    George is currently ranked second in Australia and 8th in the world. The former power-lifter aims to represent Australia.
  • Kyra Domrow- Track

    Track and Field Kyra, 15, has a vision impairment but competes in triple jump, high jump and hurdles against able bodied athletes, and has broken Bowen Athletics Club records.  She



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