Track and field athlete James Steggell’s training has been given a boost through being awarded an introductory grant by the Sporting Dreams foundation.

James, 14, has a vision impairment caused by cone rod dystrophy, but has not let that stop him pursuing his goals to one day represent Queensland and Australia at the Pacific Schools Games, Arafura Games , Commonwealth Games and maybe even the London 1012 Paralympic Games.

The Narangba resident will use his grant money to attend training camps and competitions for junior athletes.