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

  • Jake Fullwood- Whe

    Fifteen- year-old Jake, who has Spina Bifida, is a Sunshine Coast local who represented QLD at the Paralympic youth games. He has trained with adult players since age 10, and
  • Nathan Donaldson

    Grade nine student, Nathan, was introduced to wheelchair racing at his athletics club by silver and bronze medal Paralympic racing champion, Rheed McCracken. After playing soccer as a young boy and running in
  • Sarah Wessling- At

    Sara holds the number 1 world ranking in discuss for her classification this year. The sunshine  coast  local from Beerwah is also the Oceania record holder and  now hopes to
  • Jordan Bartley- Wh

    Jordan, 19, has just returned from representing Australia on the U23 team at the World Championships in Turkey where his team won Bronze in September 2013. He has also travelled



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