Julie Dolan Medal

The Julie Dolan Medal is handed out annually to the best player in the top-tier Women's Football competition in Australia. 

The Medal was first awarded in 1996-97 for the first season of the Women's National Soccer League, and continues to this day in the W-League. 

Julie Dolan AM was the first captain of the Matildas at age 18 and is cap #1 for the Australian Women's National Team.

Julie Dolan with Westfield Matilda Elise Kellond-Knight in 2009.
Julie Dolan with Westfield Matilda Elise Kellond-Knight in 2019.

Women's National Soccer League Winners

Year Winner Club
1996–97 unknown  
1997–98 Australia Sharon Black SA Sports Institute
1998–99 Australia Julie Murray NSWIS Sapphires
1999–00 Australia Ann Marie Vozzo SASI Pirates
2000–01 Australia Taryn Rockall NSW Sapphires
2001–02 Australia Joanne Peters NSW Sapphires
2002–03 Australia Lisa De Vanna
Australia Heather Garriock
Adelaide Sensation
Queensland Sting
2003-04  N/A N/A
2004–05 Australia Taryn Rockall NSW Sapphires

W-League Winners

Year Winner Club
2008–09 Australia Lana Harch Queensland Roar
2009 Australia Michelle Heyman Central Coast Mariners
2010–11 Australia Kyah Simon Sydney FC
2011–12 Australia Sally Shipard Canberra United
2012–13 Australia Clare Polkinghorne Brisbane Roar
2013–14 Australia Tameka Butt Brisbane Roar
2014 Australia Emily Van Egmond Newcastle Jets
2015–16 Australia Ashleigh Sykes Canberra United
2016–17 Australia Sam Kerr Perth Glory
2017–18 Australia Sam Kerr
Australia Clare Polkinghorne
Perth Glory
Brisbane Roar
2018–19  Christine Nairn Melbourne Victory
2019–20  Kristen Hamilton Western Sydney Wanderers
2020-21 Australia Michelle Heyman Canberra United
Sam Kerr is the only player to win back-to-back Julie Dolan Medals.
Sam Kerr is the only player to win back-to-back Julie Dolan Medals in the W-League era.