Director of Sport
A Matildas’ team member for 14 years, with 18 internationals under her belt, Julie Dolan, is nothing short of football royalty. She was named IFFHS Player of the Century, has been inducted into the FFA Hall of Fame and has received the Queen Elizabeth II Australian Sports Medal. The Julie Dolan medal is presented to the best player in the W-League every year.
Why I work at IFS
I happened to cross paths with Paul Chapman as he was running the computer training that was included with my new Apple iMac. He liked to use football examples in his practical exercises. A favourite saw him and Ronaldo playing on the same team, but with Paul recording four assists and two goals and Ronaldo scoring nothing. One day after class he told me of his vision for a football high school. I can honestly say that in my 25 plus years in football, I had never heard of anything as exciting. I still haven’t.