Back in 2014, Hampton had just come off a humiliating 3-2 defeat to VCD Athletic in the 1st qualifying round of the FA Cup and the then management team of Paul Barry and Darren Powell had decided they'd taken the team as far as they could and resigned.
Chairman Steve McPherson immediately chose to appoint Dowse and the decision was announced the following day.
Today, Alan reaches 3 years in the Beavers hotseat, and he's the first to admit, its been a great time.
"Has it really been that long?" was his first comment today on being reminded of the anniversary.
"That first season, it was tough but since then, its been brilliant."
"We've had cup wins and promotions and its been great, but with the chairman and board being ambitious, we know we haven't finished the job yet!"
"Everyone around the club wants success, from the board downwards to the fans and they've shared in that completely so far. We want to go as far as we possibly can."
The Ladies began their season last weekend and for the first time, they have a reserve setup.
Managed by Paul Trowles, the Reserves have joined the Greater London Women's Football League in Division 3 South and will be playing their games at Hanworth Villa.
Unfortunately, their debut match was not the best; and although they tried hard, they ended going down 5-0 to Peckham Town last Sunday.
Speaking after the match, Paul said "The ladies first home game at the Beveree was most certainly an eyeopener and a bit daunting for some. A defeat wasn't part of the plan and we will continue to all work hard in creating a solid team for the future. Plenty of positives in player character after the game which will help massively as the season progresses".
"Excellent goalkeeping from Edie Kelly who was busier than anticipated and received the player of the match".
Captain Becky Payne said afterwards "Today was always going to be tough, but I'm so proud of everyone, despite losing, they...