A commanding central midfielder, Julie Dolan played 34 matches for Australia in a 10-year career. Dolan started playing soccer at the age of 14 and contested the Asian Cup two years later in 1975. Between 1978 and 1988 Dolan played in 18 full internationals. She was Australian captain on six occasions and played in the World Invitational Tournament twice, the first Oceania Cup in 1983 and the pilot World Cup in China in 1988. That same year the Australian Women’s Soccer Association created the “Julie Dolan Medal” for the best player of the year.