DT38 Newsletter – “Channel38” – March 2022 Edition

Welcome to the DT38 March 2022 newsletter, Channel38.

It’s been another busy month for us at DT38 and we’re delighted to share some of the very latest developments, events and stories involving our charity.

It’s also a chance for us to pass on vital information about the work we do to raise awareness of testicular cancer around schools and in communities as well as publicly showing gratitude for the many people who support us in our work.

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

Dylan Tombides’ 28th Birthday

March 8th would have been our beloved Dylan Tombides 28th birthday.

We were totally overwhelmed by the hundreds of beautiful messages of love and support we received on the day.

On behalf of the Tombides family and everyone at DT38 we want to say a huge thank you.

Rest In Peace Dylan Tombides 08.03.94-18.04.2014

DT38 Australia Golf Day a Huge Success

The first ever DT38 Australia Golf Day was hailed a huge success.

Special guests, a hole in one and a sell-out guest list marked the event, which was laid on to raise funds for DT38 to support our work raising awareness of testicular cancer.

Perth Glory players Brad Jones and Daniel Sturridge and TV star David Genat and Luke Toki attended the packed event at Wembley Golf Course on March 11th.

Guests played a round of golf before attending a fundraising dinner, complete with an auction and raffle with some outstanding lots and prizes on offer.

Tributes were made to Dylan Tombides, led by his mother Tracy Tombides. 

Dylan’s father Jim Tombides was also in attendance, he played a round on the day too.

The Golf Day was supported by an amazing team of sponsors including event partner Major Motors (major partner),Perth Glory FC (A Leagues Club Charity Partner), Mass Media, West Coast Fitouts , M2 Corporate, K-One Fluid Power, Trio Homes, WA Limestone, Equipment Placement and Slater Gartrell Sports.

We would also like to say a huge thanks to all DT38 Ambassadors, volunteers, our team and all guests who made the inaugural DT38 Australia Golf Day such a huge success. 


DT38 Awareness Round at Stirling Lions SC

We were immensely proud for the 2022 DT38 Awareness Round at Macedonia Park this month.

The match versus Perth Soccer Club raised awareness of DT38 in memory of Dylan Tombides, who played for both clubs.

Thank you to everyone involved for helping us raise awareness of testicular cancer.

This special occasion was arranged in partnership with Football West.

Perth SC won the game 1-0 and the aggregate result from the return fixture at Dorrien Gardens on June 18th to decide the winner of the Dylan Tombides Trophy.

Two New DT38 Ambassadors On Board

We were delighted to welcome two new Ambassadors to the DT38 family this month.

Teenage YouTube host Jake Cox was the first person to come forward for Youth Ambassdorship via our new public applications page and shortly afterwards long-term supporter of our charity, Lisette Carter, also joined the team after making a submission online.

We are so pleased to have both of them on board and to officially receive their help and support.

You can find out more about Jake Cox’s appointment here:

Become a DT38 Ambassador

Would you like to become an Ambassador of DT38 alongside the likes of 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:

Jimmy Walker Shares Top Advice for DT38

We love this brilliant video from former West Ham United goalkeeper Jimmy Walker.

Jimmy made this video as the latest installment of our Check 1-Two campaign. Jimmy asked men and boys to make sure they check themselves down under on the first day of every month.

Self-checking is simple, you can do it in bed, in the shower 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!

Thank you.

Recycle Your Empty Cartons in WA and Help DT38 (and the Planet)

It is now SO EASY to support DT38 when you recycle your food and household cartons in Western Australia.

We are a nominated charity to benefit from Containers For Change and with the launch of the new “mobile pass” it is easier than ever to help us and the planet at the same time!

There are three simple steps to help the environment and our charity through this initiative.

1. Collect eligible containers

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible.

2.Take them to a refund point

There are different types of refund points across Western Australia, so find the right one for you.

3. Earn a refund or donate

You’ll receive 10 cents for every eligible container you return which you can keep or DONATE.

We benefit from cartons you deposit at Containers For Change drop off points in WA and with the new mobile pass you can register your deposits to DT38 and download our scheme ID to your mobile wallet so it’s there every time you need it.

To access the DT38 Mobile Pass:

For more information Containers For Change pay them a virtual visit

Help keep men & boys safe & win a pack of DT38 goodies! 

This is your chance to snaffle a box of fantastic DT38 merchandise and help raise awareness of the risks of testicular cancer at the same time.

For a chance of winning a pack of goodies including a DT38 book, tee-shirt & hoodie, all you need to do is send us a video of you/friends/family spreading the message “Check Yourselves Down Under on the 1st of Every Month with DT38” and if we share yours on the 1st of the month on our social media channels, you’ll win the prize!

What are you waiting for? Time to get creative and send us in your videos via facebook, Twitter or to

Many Happy Returns

A super six birthdays were celebrated in March across our wonderful DT38 family.

Kicking off was the birthday of MacArthur FC midfielder and DT38 Ambassador Danny De Silva on March 6th, he turned 25.

Two days later the inspiration for our charity Dylan Tombides would have celebrated this 28th birthday.

Melbourne City player Rostyn Griffiths was 34 on March 10th and the next day his fellow DT38 Ambassador and Sky Sports TV presenter Bianca Westwood turned 47.

Crystal Palace centre back and DT38 Ambassador James Tomkins was 33 on March 29th and 24 hours later (March 30th) DT38 Australia Committee Member Ben Meredith celebrated this big day. 

Many Happy Returns one and all!

Picture of the Month

We love receiving a huge number of fantastic piccies every month raising awareness of DT38, please keep them coming.

Each month we select our “Picture of the Month” and it is never easy, but we make the tough decision anyway!

This month we’ve gone for this fantastic photo from the first ever DT38 Australia Golf Day. 

Here’s our very own Tracy Tombides – mother of our inspiration Dylan Tombides – with Perth Glory’s Brad Jones and Daniel Sturridge, who were special guests at the event.

What a great picture!

Sharing the Love 

We are so grateful to more than 35,000 people who follow and support us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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 edition but we’ll be back with the next edition of Channel38 in April.

If you have helped DT38 in some way in recent times, please be sure to let us know so we can include it in one of our future newsletters. Contact or connect with us on Twitter Facebook or Instagram