daggers v hammers legends match to raise funds for dt38 – tickets on sale now

YouTube legend Behzinga has signed up to play in a charity football match for DT38.

The mega-influencer (real name Ethan Payne) – part of the iconic Sidemen – will line up with a host of footie stars for the Dagenham & Redbridge and West Ham United Legends game in aid of DT38 on Saturday 18 May.

The event is being organised by Ian Morgan of E13 Events for DT38.

Teams representing the Hammers and Daggers will pull on their boots for the Dylan Tombides Charity Match at Chigwell Construction Stadium, with kick-off at 2pm.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the passing of the promising Australian striker, who sadly died at the age of 20 in April 2014, three years after initially being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

An official charity partner of West Ham United, DT38 was formed in Tombides’ memory by his mother Tracy and the Tombides family in 2015, and has since raised awareness of testicular cancer, the importance of education and self-checking to enable early diagnosis and, ultimately, save lives.

“Ten years since the passing of my son Dylan it feels so right that an event centred around football is being staged to honour his legacy and to raise funds for DT38 and help us continue our work raising awareness of testicular cancer,” Tracy said.

“So many top players from two great clubs in one place standing together for men’s health. It’s going to be fantastic. A huge thank you to everyone involved from the Daggers and the Hammers.”

To raise funds for DT38 to continue their work in the UK and Australia, former West Ham and Dagenham favourites will put on a show in east London in May.

Managed by former Irons Academy Director Tony Carr, the Hammers will be represented by favourites from years gone by, including Dean Ashton, Carlton Cole, James Collins, Alan Dickens, Marlon Harewood, Paul Konchesky, Henri Lansbury, David Martin and Jimmy Walker, while the Daggers will field stars from their golden period of 2008-11, when they won promotion to League One.

Fellow legends Tony Cottee, Tony Gale, Phil Parkes and Mark Ward will be rubbing shoulders with supporters in the hospitality areas.

Tickets for the Dylan Tombides Charity Match with E13 Events are on sale now, priced from £15 for Adults, £7 for Concessions and £5 for Under-16s. Click HERE to buy yours now!