Julie Dolan AM started playing at the age of 14 and became Australia's inaugural captain at just 16, leading the team out against New Zealand in 1979.
Australia played only occasionally throughout the 1980’s but despite limited opportunities, Dolan played 34 matches for Australia across a 14-year career, including 18 full internationals.
A commanding central midfielder, she played in the World Invitational Tournament twice, the first Oceania Cup in 1983 and the first Women's World Cup in China in 1988.
In 1988, the Australian Women's Soccer Association created the Julie Dolan Medal for the best female footballer of the year.
In 2016, football became the first major Australian sport to jointly name its prestigious awards event in honour of both a legendary female and male player – the Dolan Warren Awards – with Dolan honoured alongside national men's icon Johnny Warren.