- Dylan Tombides to be honoured at special charity match in his home city of Perth, Australia
- Game will see Manchester United Legends take on rofessional Footballers Australia Legends
- Former Hammer Teddy Sheringham among star names set to take part at nib Stadium
West Ham United hero Dylan Tombides will be honoured at a special charity match being played in his home city of Perth in March.
The game, between Professional Footballers Australia Legends team and Manchester United Legends, will raise funds for DT38 Foundation, the charity founded in memory of the late Hammers striker, and Manchester United Foundation.
Academy of Football graduate Dylan passed away in April 2014 at the age of 20, following a long and courageous battle with testicular cancer.
Dylan’s father Jim said: “It’s an honour for our family to have Dylan’s foundation to be selected as one of the nominated charities that will benefit from such a momentous occasion.”
The match, which will take place at the Western Australian city’s nib Stadium, outside which a sculpture of Dylan was unveiled in august 2015. It will feature some of the biggest names in world football, including former Manchester United players Paul Scholes, Dwight Yorke, Denis Irwin and former Hammers striker Teddy Sheringham.
The Manchester United Legends will be managed by former Red Devils and England captain Bryan Robson, while the Professional Footballers Australia Legends team will be coached by former Socceroos coach Frank Farina.
DT38 Foundation managing director Natasha Evans said the game represents an opportunity to raise awareness about the need for young men to be tested for testicular cancer.
It would also provide the foundation with the opportunity to educate young men about the necessary knowledge for them to conduct self-checks.
The charity was one of three chosen by West Ham captain Mark Noble to benefit from his Testimonial, which was held at the Boleyn Ground in February 2016.
For information on the DT38 Foundation, visit dt38.org
Tickets for the Legends match go on sale on Friday 10 February through Ticketmaster Australia, priced from $79 plus fees.