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Darron Shields Paratriathlete
Made history as the first Paratriathlete to finish the Mooloolaba half Ironman
Marayke’s 10 top tips for travel with a wheelchair
The world at my wheels
Accessible travel writing for wheelchair users
2015 grant applications open
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To be recognised and considered for the Sporting Dreams Grant, having already received an introductory grant in 2012, and now a Developmental Athletes Grant in 2014 is an honour and a privilege. I am thankful for organisations such as the Sporting Dreams. lf it was not for such associations that exist and care for disabled athletes they would never achieve their goals and dreams. There are many disabled athletes just as deserving as me and I thank you kindly especially Marayake Jonkers, you will always be an inspiration and a legend in my eyes.
Debra McGary- Lawn Bowls
Sporting Dreams helps inspire athletes by supporting and acknowledging disabled athletes aspirations. Attending the Ceremony showed me how many marvelous people there are striving to achieve their own personal goal. Sporting Dreams is important because it encourages you and helps you to chase your dream. I have competed in the State and National RDA (Riding for the Disabled ) championships this year. My Sporting Dreams grant enabled me to pay the entry fees for my horse riding competitions. Sporting dreams is important because it encourages you and helps you to chase your dream. Sporting Dreams helps inspire athletes by supporting and acknowledging disabled athletes aspirations.
Tarsha Tupper- Para Equestrian
“Sporting Dreams has been a great help to my family and I because they have provided money which has been very useful towards my sporting career travelling for big events, such as Nationals. I believe Sporting Dreams is important because it provides opportunities for young athletes to do what they desire. After my Sporting Dreams grant, I have achieved School Sport Australia National age champion 2 years in a row. I would like to thank Sporting Dreams for giving me the grant so I have been able to go on to achieve such amazing goals and opportunities.” Noah Robinson & Mum Sharon
Noah Robinson- Swimming
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This May be of help for any athletes and 18 who have had to travel to a state national and international event ...
Do you know an athlete or official under the age of 18 who has attended a state, national or international competition in the last six months? They may be eligible to apply for the Young Athletes Travel Subsidy. See the website for more information including eligible events: www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/athletes/yats
Congratulations to Queensland’s first winter Paralympic gold medallist snowboarder simon Patmore on winning gold yesterday- our first since Michael Milton back in 2002. Amazing transition from athletics to winter sport. Amazing 😉 story from a sporting dreams alumni whose hard work paid off after winning bronze in athletics in London while competing injuries. Unfortunately Channel Seven has decided not to broadcast the games live so your only chance to see there is a 11 AM till 12 PM today on 7mate or 11:30 PM on channel 7 paralympian #snowbording #7showparalympicslive #paralympian ...