DOWSE and his team have been busy spreading the word about the Beavers to people in Hampton and beyond.
As our main picture shows, he and coach Martin Tyler visited pupils at Hampton Academy (the former Rectory School) to talk about all things football.
“The school would like a stronger link with the club, which is what we’re all about,” said Dowse, who this week began easing into his full-time duties as manager.
Community links are high on his agenda, and that was underlined last Saturday when he and the players went straight from a training session in Carlisle Park to the summer fair at Dowse’s old school, Weston Green Primary, in Thames Ditton.
The players were good value for their appearance, teaming up in the tug of war and joining in the beat the goalie competition.
Where time allows from his primary role of preparing the team for next season, Dowse is keen to create links with schools, youth groups and others
It’s that most exciting time of the pre-season, the release of next season's fixtures, and we’ve got some interesting ones!
The Beavers begin the 2016-17 with an away trip to Rookery Hill to face old rivals East Thurrock Utd on Saturday 5th August, before returning home for the first game at Beveree, facing Oxford City on Tuesday 8th.
The August Bank Holiday will see us at home on Saturday 26th for the visit of Havant & Waterlooville before having the Bank Holiday Monday travelling to Welling Utd.
The Christmas break gives us a tasty double header against Wealdstone with the home tie on Boxing day and the return at Grosvenor Vale on New Year's Day.
The Easter weekend has thrown up an intriguing pair of matches; the Saturday 31st game has us travelling to Dartford and on the following Monday, we have the return fixture against Welling Utd.
The season ends for the Beavers with the visit of the White Tigers, Truro City.