Category Archives: Blog

2016 grants open

Sporting Dreams grant applications are now open from Sept 5- October 7. Queensland athletes both established or wanting to start out are welcome to apply, and there’s no age limit. To find out more  click below APPLICATION HINTS &FACT...

Dive into Life:North QLD

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, but is it accessible for wheelchair users? Travel writer Marayke Jonkers discovers that North Queensland is not only beautiful, but unexpectedly accessible.      ...

Bonus info: Let it snow

In this blog you will find tips for aspiring snow bunnies on: Using a wheelchair in the snow Temperature regulation Where to stay at NSW Snow fields How to get there: NSW Snow fields Adaptive skiing equipment: How will...

Let it snow

Few things in life are more exhilarating than skiing down a mountain writes Marayke Jonkers in Link Magazine, click the image above to read the article online....

Brisbane:River City Shines

Travel writer and Paralympian Marayke Jonkers visits Brisbane, investigating accessibility features and finding the top free activities for visitors to the River city. Article published April edition of link magazine. Additional information including,  is provided on this blog as...

Notice of Public Meeting

Sporting Dreams is holding a Public Meeting to discuss forming an Incorporated Association. Interested parties are welcome to attend.  Details: Time: Date: 6.30- 7.30 pm 17 Feb 2015 Venue: Maroochydore  RSL Board Room   Please contact info@sportingdreams.org.au to request a copy...

Penguin Parade: Phillip Island Victoria

Remember to check under your car for penguins when you leave the car park, the ranger instructs us as we commence our tour. Where else could we be but the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, a 90 minute drive...

Hall of fame Induction

Tonight I had the great honour of being inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame, alongside longboard surfer Josh Constable. Our Plaques are now in the hall of fame alongside some of my childhood heroes such as...

The world at my wheels- travel writing

Sporting Dreams founder Marayke Jonkers is a professional travel writer  and qualified journalist covering accessible travel. Her latest published story ” The world at my wheels” can be found  in the current edition of the Link magazine.  Read  about her...

Top 10 tips for travelling with a manual wheelchair

Maraykes’ top 10 tips for travelling with a manual wheelchair Sporting Dreams  founder Marayke  is a qualified journalist and  writes professionally about  accessible travel  for wheelchair users. Link magazine recently featured  “Maraykes top 10 tips for travelling with a wheelchair” ...

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