Julie Dolan AM is a pioneer of Australian women's football. Dolan represented Australia for over a decade - her debut coming at just 14 years of age. The Australian Women's National Team was not officially recognised until 1979. Therefore, Dolan played a number of matches that were considered unofficial but were every bit as important to growth of the sport in Australia.
Between 1979 and 1988, Dolan played in 18 full internationals and was the first Australian women's captain - holding cap number one for the Matildas. She played in the Oceania World Invitational Tournament in 1983 and the pilot FIFA Women's World Cup held in China in 1988. In that same year, the Australian Women's Soccer Association created the Julie Dolan Medal in her honour, awarded to the Player of the Year in the Women's National Soccer League, and subsequently in the W-League - the highest individual honour in Australian women's football.
In 1998, Dolan was awarded the Oceania International Women's Footballer of the Century and in 1999, inducted into Australia's Soccer (Football) Hall of Fame. Dolan believes that recognising history - and the struggle that previous generations have endured is important.
"Without history you are pretty much nothing," she said. "It is important that history is known, and I think we have a bit of a way to go in terms of general knowledge out there. The current players I think, at least subconsciously, realise that it has not always been like this."
The former Matilda is working hard to build the game in Australia. She spends her time educating young people and serving the community on the New South Wales Central Coast, where she resides.
Dolan was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in June, 2018. In November, Dolan was inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions.
This design is a tribute to one of the greats of Australian football and pays respect to the top accolade in the women's game.
The Julie Dolan Medal T-shirt
- Slim fit
- Crew neck
- Light weight, 150 GSM
- 100% combed cotton
- Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
Women – Size Chart
Size XS S M L XL 2XL W 41.5 44 46.5 49 53 56.5 L 67.5 68.5 69.5 70.5 71.5 72.5
Body width/length (cm)
Men – Size Chart
Size S M L XL 2XL W 47 51 55 59 63 L 71.5 74.5 77.5 80.5 83.5
Body width/length (cm)
Please refer to Size Chart
Measure a shirt you own 1cm below sleeve joint from side seam to side seam (no refund or replacement for incorrect size choice)
Images sample only