Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Happy birthday, Dylan


Filed: Wednesday, 8th March 2017
By: Staff Writer


Ex-Hammer Dylan Tombides would have celebrated his 23rd birthday today.

The former Academy star passed away in April 2014 following a long and arduous battle against testicular cancer, which he bravely fought for some three years. Today, 8 March, would have marked his 23rd birthday.


Born in 1994, Tombides joined West Ham after his family - including younger brother Taylor who also spent time at the club - moved from Australia to England in 2009 so that he may pursue a professional career.

He signed as a full-time scholar in2010 and made the first team bench for the first time against Sunderland on the final day of the 2010/11 season - eventually making his debut in the Capital One Cup meeting with Wigan in September 2012.



Dylan's father Jim and brother Taylor carry his #38 shirt to the centre circle ahead of West Ham's match with Crystal Palace in May 2014


Tombides' passing was marked by an emotional minute's applause at the meeting with Crystal Palace at the Boleyn Ground in April 2014.





Related News

   arrow   Zaza, Fonte, Snodgrass & Noble : Thursday's news [16th Mar 2017]
   arrow   Happy birthday, Dylan [8th Mar 2017]
   arrow   The wizards of Oz: West Ham planning summer tour [24th Feb 2017]
   arrow   Bilic, Carroll, Snodgrass & Cresswell: Thursday's news [9th Feb 2017]
   arrow   Reserves prepare for OS test [8th Feb 2017]
   arrow   Antonio, Calleri, Payet & Randolph: Thursday's news [18th Aug 2016]
   arrow   TC back in demand [17th Aug 2016]
   arrow    Tore, Bacca, Payet & Bilic: Tuesday's news [12th Jul 2016]
   arrow   Payet named Hammer of the Year [4th May 2016]
   arrow   Ten years on: Lyall remembered [18th Apr 2016]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
West Ham Utd 6-5 All Stars (7-7 on pens)
The sun and the stars came out for Mark Noble's testimonial at the Boleyn G...more
Three Years Ago
West Ham Utd 2-1 Hull City
West Ham are on the verge of securing Premier League football for another season after beating Hull ...more
Five Years Ago
Knives out for Allardyce
Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson and club captain Grant McCann will be doing their utmost to ens...more