DT38 Newsletter – “Channel38” – February 2024

Welcome to our official newsletter Channel38, February 2024 edition.

We have lots to share about what we’ve been up to and we look forward to a busy and exciting year ahead.

This is where we share some of the very latest developments, events and stories involving our charity.

We also have a number of opportunities for YOU to get involved this month, if you’re interested in supporting DT38 and helping our work raising awareness of testicular cancer to help save men and boy’s lives.

It’s also a chance for us to pass on vital information about the work we do in communities as well as publicly showing gratitude for the many people who support us.

Men and boys: Remember to check yourselves on the first of every month, it could save your life!

DT38 Australia Awareness Match 2024 – PICTURE SPECIAL

A day we’ll never forget, February 17th, 2024.

This year’s DT38 Awareness Match at Perth Glory FC was an epic experience for everyone.

HBF Park experienced a DT38 takeover, dayglo orange DT38 tee-shirts littered the stands and the pitch itself before kick-off and at half time.

This A-League fixture was dedicated to raising awareness of DT38 and testicular cancer thanks to the generosity of Perth Glory FC, we’re their Principal Charity Partner.

Before the game we were invited to the Chairman’s lunch, where DT38 Australia’s Head of Media & Operations Donna Giuffre gave a talk about the risks of testicular cancer, joined by Dylan Tombides’ father Jim and uncle John Bondi.

A team of DT38 match day mascots emerged from the tunnel for Glory v Brisbane Roar FC led by the skippers of both teams who were adorned with DT38 apparel.

The match was broadcast live on Paramount+ (TNT Sports 3 in the UK) and the commentators set up the day by introducing DT38 to their audience and paying tribute to Dylan Tombides, the inspiration for our charity.

The early action on the pitch set the tone for what would become a thrilling 97 minutes of top-level Australian football, which would ultimately see Glory triumph three-two.

During half time we were busy. Our very own Donna Giuffre was interviewed live on TV by DT38 Ambassador and Paramount+ reporter Jacob Burns.

And TV star Luke Toki donned his DT38 tee to take on Glory mascot George the Gorilla in a penalty shootout, just for kicks! He was joined by Michael Italiano, a parent from St Kieran Primary School who was invited as a guest of DT38.

But the most memorable moment on the day was an emotional applause on minute 38 to remember Dylan Tombides.

A moving tribute which was captured by the cameras, you can watch it here:

We were given the opportunity to place QR Codes around the stadium to encourage donations.

It is fundraising and donations that enable DT38 to continue to educate and raise awareness of testicular cancer to help save men and boy’s lives and we are grateful to everyone who supported us on the day.

And thank you, of course, to the team at Perth Glory FC, to Brisbane Roar FC, the amazing DT38 volunteers, to A-League, Luke Toki and to Paramount+.

It really was a very memorable day which afforded us an outstanding opportunity to reach out to more people than ever before. 

We hope you enjoy this gallery of images from the day.

DT38 Teams Up with The Roar as Charity Partner

We were thrilled to announce that Brisbane Roar FC has appointed DT38 as an official charity partner of the A-League club.

Here is the FULL press release shared by the Queensland team on February 16th.

Brisbane Roar are proud to welcome DT38 Australia on board as the club’s Charity Partner to unite in raising awareness for testicular cancer.  

DT38 aim to drive the self-awareness campaign for early detection, focus on youth education through various teaching programmes, partnering with the community to promote increased male awareness and open discussions, and collaborating with governing bodies.  

DT38 has been set up in memory of Dylan James Tombides who was an Australian International and West Ham United professional football player who passed away aged 20 in April 2014 after a 3-year battle with testicular cancer.  

For the Brisbane Roar’s away game against Perth Glory at HBF Park on 17 February 2024, both teams’ Captains will be walking out with a special DT38 top to display their support in raising awareness for testicular cancer.  

DT38 will also be the Charity Partner for Brisbane Roar’s home game where they will host Newcastle Jets on the 13th of April at Suncorp Stadium.  

“Brisbane Roar are proud to welcome DT38 as our Charity Partner as the club strongly support the mission to raise awareness for testicular cancer. It is the courage to continue that counts. Much like Dylan Tombides, whose spirit and unwavering determination on the football field, even in the face of life’s toughest challenge, continues to inspire us all. We look forward to our Captain walking out with personalised DT38 tee in a couple of weeks’ time,” Brisbane Roar Chairman & CEO Kaz Patafta stated. 

“DT38 are so proud and honoured to partner with Brisbane Roar as our 2nd A leagues Charity Partner. This holds great significance in our mission to raising awareness and further cementing Dylan’s legacy in the Australian football community. We look forward to working with our Principal Charity Partner Perth Glory Football Club & our new Charity Partner Brisbane Roar FC over the seasons.” DT38 Head of Media & Operations – Donna Giuffre stated

DT38 UK Golf Day – SOLD OUT

The date is set but the spaces sold out in just 48 hours!

The DT38 UK Golf Day will return to Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club on August 13th, 2024.

Now in its fourth year, the golf, dinner and auction combo has been a sell-out every year and it is once again!

There are, however, a range of sponsorship opportunities which will give you coverage on the day and on our social media channels.

The event is famous for attracting a host of former West Ham United FC stars and this summer is no different with DT38 Ambassadors Tony Cottee and James Collins signed up alongside Tony Gale and John Moncur.

A number of other famous football names will be announced at the later date.

Special packages including a four ball with one of the Hammers heroes have now been snapped up.

Ian Morgan of E13 Events and Terry Moncur from the golf club are the lead organisers in partnership with DT38.

The day includes breakfast rolls, 18 holes, dinner, an auction and dressing room tales from some of the Irons icons.

All proceeds will be donated to DT38 to help our work raising awareness of testicular cancer.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities call E13 events on 07958 472847 or email

DT38 Australia Golf Day – Tickets Available Now

Tee off with us at the second DT38 Australia Golf Day on 14th May, 2024 – tickets are on sale now.

The event will take place at the wonderful Joondalup Resort, Connolly, WA.

There will be a whole heap of fun along the way including side-competitions including nearest the pin and longest drive.

What’s included:

  • Entry for 4 players 
  • Goodie bag
  • Golf carts 
  • Light snack on arrival
  • Beverages on the course
  • Cocktail dinner afterwards

Book here:

The Packages:

There are a range of exciting sponsorship opportunities, which we’re ready to discuss right now.

Contact for more details.

DT38 Events Calendar 2024

It’s been a busy start to the year for DT38 and that is set to continue.

We’re recently shared loads of key dates, so we thought it might be useful to recap what’s been organised so far.

22nd March – Perth SC v Stirling Macedonia FC – DT38 Cup 2024, 1st leg

13th April – UK Awareness Day, West Ham United FC v Fulham FC, London Stadium

13th April – Australia Awareness Match, Brisbane Roar FC, Suncorp Stadium

14th May – DT38 Australia Charity Golf Day 2024, Joondalup Resort

18th May – DT38 Charity Match between WHU Legends v Dagenham and Redbridge FC Legends at Chigwell Construction Stadium

22nd June – Perth SC v Stirling Macedonia FC – DT38 Cup 2024, 2nd leg

13th August – DT38 UK Golf Day, Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club

17th November – Awareness Below The Belt 6 – White Collar Boxing with Peacock Gym, York Hall, London

Dates yet to be confirmed:

Dylan Tombides DT38km Challenge

Poker Tournament for DT38

Awareness Below the Belt 6

SAVE THE DATE: Our sixth annual White Collar Boxing event is to take place on November 17th, 2024.

Awareness Below the Belt 6 will be held at York Hall Bethnal Green, London, during the autumn international football break which is the ideal slot for Hammers fans far and wide.

The search is on for people to take part in this spectacular occasion, a fixture in the DT38 calendar which has been a tremendous success in previous years.

We’re looking for people of any gender over the age of 18 who have limited or no boxing experience to take part in a supervised bout at one of the world’s most prestigious boxing venues.

It’s the adventure of a lifetime!

For more information contact

Moose Urges You to Check Yourselves Once a Month!

We all know the lovely “Moose” (real name Ian Abrahams), he’s a Talksport legend and Ambassador of DT38.

The radio presenter knew Dylan Tombides and this month he joined our Check 1-Two campaign by making a video urging men and boys to check their balls on the first of every month.

It was the latest episode of our campaign, which was launched in 2020 to encourage men and boys to take their testicular health into their own hands.

The clip was shared on February 1st and every month on the first day we send out a message from a supporter or celebrity to help spread this vital information

In autumn 2023 we took Check 1-Two to the next level by launching the FREE DT38 E-Calendar which automatically sends a reminder to your smartphone calendar after sign up.

Did you know? Self-checking is simple, you can do it in bed, in the shower, on the couch or anywhere private, and it could save your life!

Early detection is so important when it comes to health issues such as testicular cancer and that’s why we’ll keep reminding you to get checking!

Big thanks to Moose for supporting our campaign.

Keep an eye out for who’s going to make an appearance on March 1st.

Watch Moose’s video here:

DT38 Launches E-Calendar – A Timely Reminder

The new DT38 e-calendar uses technology to remind people to check themselves down under on the first of every month.

By signing up you are just a few clicks away from getting all the important DT38 dates you need automatically updated onto the calendar of your mobile phone, tablet or PC.

Tracy Tombides, Co-Founder of DT38, said: “We are very encouraged to see so many people signing up to our new scheme but I want to see more get involved.

“Our all new e-calendar is a great aid to remind people to check their testicles on the first of every month and it’s so easy to access, it could make all the difference.

“We also make sure that all key dates are in there for DT38, so subscribers have everything automatically updated on their phones and tablets and it’s completely free.

“There are only up-sides to our new e-calendar, so if you haven’t yet, I urge you to get involved.”

The innovation has primarily been introduced to enable more men and boys to check their testicles once a month, to pick up signs of anything unusual early on.

Here’s a reminder of the top benefits!

  • Includes monthly reminder to check your testicles
  • Automatically adds DT38 events to your mobile device calendar
  • Compatible with Apple, Google, Microsoft & many other digital calendars
  • Easy sign-up & synchronisation
  • Available NOW on the homepage
  • It’s completely FREE

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to subscribe here

Become a DT38 Ambassador

Would you like to become an Ambassador of DT38 alongside the likes of Tom Davis, Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Sam Kerr & Carlton Cole?

A whole host of top folks from the world of football and beyond have been offering their time and support to DT38 for years and now we’re offering prestigious Ambassador roles to the open world for the first time.

If you think you can support DT38 and our work raising awareness of testicular cancer, check out our registration page where you’ll find out more information and how you can get involved.

If you become a DT38 you’ll be added to the Ambassadors page on our UK and Australia websites alongside many superstars from the world of football and beyond and just think how good it could look on your CV!

We’ll also send you a merchandise pack of goodies to help you spread the word!

Find out more and register here:

Many Happy Returns

A splendid six birthdays were celebrated in February across our wonderful DT38 team.

On February 4th our brilliant DT38 Director in Australia Claire Meredith celebrated her big day and three days later (February 7th) DT38 Ambassador and Talksport presenter Ian “Moose” Abrahams turned 55.

DT38 Ambassadors, Goalkeeper Ben Kennedy was 37 on February 14th, while Western Sydney Wanderer’s defender Jack Clisby was 32 on February 16th.

Our fabulous co-founder Taylor Tombides was 28 on February 21st.

Finally former West Ham United coach Nick Haycock, a DT38 Ambassador marked his birthday on February 28th.

Many Happy Returns one and all!

Picture of the Month

We love it when you share great photos of yourselves in your DT38 gear, please keep it going!

Every month, just for fun, we choose our “Picture of the Month”.

In February, we’ve gone for this cracking snap of Massimo Giuffre, the son of our fabulous DT38 Australia media guru Donna Giuffre.

Here he is flying the flag for DT38 on the actual HBF Park pitch!

What a legend. Go Massimo!

Sharing the Love 

We are so grateful to more than 35,000 people who follow and support us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

Every month we receive so many shares, Retweets, likes and tags and we’re so grateful for each and every one of them, thank you.

And that brings to end this issue but we’ll be back with the next edition of Channel38 in March.

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