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DT38 “Awareness Down Under” round – Remembering Dylan Tombides

Updated: Aug 31, 2019

This weekend’s Round 13 of the NPLWA competition has been rebranded the DT38 Round as Football West teams up with the DT38 Foundation to help raise awareness of testicular cancer.

The foundation is named in honour of the late West Australian footballer Dylan Tombides, who died of testicular cancer in 2014 aged just 20 years old. Dylan, who was with West Ham United at the time of his death, came through the junior ranks at Wembley Downs SC, Perth SC and Stirling Lions. To read a deeply moving and significantly important tribute (“Being Dylan”) by Dylan’s mum, Tracy Tombides, please click here.

From the DT38 Foundation, “it’s sad that we’ve had to have such a tragic loss to open our eyes up. But that’s also the beauty of it, that Dylan’s legacy is also saving lives”.

Balcatta FC is encouraging all of our male players, members and supporters between the ages of 15 to 45 to take up the offer of a free screening test by Ultrasound Services. The next one is on the 24th August. To make an appointment call 95835199 or register online at

For more information in respect to the DT38 Foundation, please visit their FB page here.

We look forward to seeing our BFC Red Army, members, supporters, friends and family at Grindleford Reserve this Saturday to honour Dylan’s memory and the remarkable work the DT38 Foundation are doing to raise awareness of this insidious disease, plus get behind and cheer on our three senior men’s teams as they come up against Perth Glory.

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