Dwight back in Australia for charity match


Former Sydney FC marquee star Dwight Yorke will be back in Australia in March as part of a star-studded Manchester United Legends side to play a charity match against an Australian Legends XI in Perth, tweeted United today.

Confirming the match on Twitter, the club revealed Yorke joins the likes of Paul Scholes, Brian Robson (coach), Denis Irwin, Mikael Silvestre and Karel Poborsky as confirmed stars for the Red Devils.

The match will take place at nib Stadium on Saturday, March 25, the day before Perth Glory hosts Sydney FC in the Hyundai A-League.

Manchester United Legends will be playing the game to raise funds for Manchester United Foundation, who have selected local charity DT38 Foundation as one of those who will benefit.

The DT38 Foundation was set up to honour the passing of young Australian player Dylan Tombides who lost his battle with testicular cancer in 2014.

The DT38 Foundation raises awareness and aims to change the stigma associated with men’s health, with a focus on testicular cancer.

“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,” said Dylan’s father Jim Tombides in the West Australian newspaper.

For information on the DT38 Foundation, visit dt38.org.