VenuesWest is delighted to have assisted the DT38 Foundation through the installation of a statue of Dylan Tombides in Loton Park, adjacent to nib Stadium.

The DT38 Foundation was established to honour the memory of Dylan, a young West Australian who tragically passed away at the age of 20 from testicular cancer.

Dylan was a talented soccer athlete; playing for the National Young Socceroos Under 20 team and the Olyroos, the National Under 23 team.

In 2008 Dylan joined West Ham Football Club in their Under 16’s team and in 2012 made his debut with the senior side, fulfilling his life-long dream.

The DT38 Foundation aims to increase awareness of testicular cancer, the importance of early detection and provide education of the disease. The name of the foundation honours Dylan’s West Ham playing number, which the club has now retired.

Chief Executive Officer David Etherton stated that VenuesWest is honoured to assist the DT38 Foundation with the installation of the statue.

“It is fitting that this statue be installed close to nib Stadium, Perth’s home of soccer. This location will give fans attending the venue a place to remember Dylan and his contribution to Australian soccer.”

“To be able to tie this significant occasion in with the Socceroos World Cup Qualifying match on Thursday at this venue highlights the magnitude of Dylan’s involvement with the soccer community.”

Mr Etherton also expressed his gratitude for the support and assistance provided by the City of Vincent in securing an appropriate location for the statue.