Welcome to The Association of Tartan Army Clubs (ATAC)

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The Association of Tartan Army Clubs (ATAC) was formed in 2000 to act on behalf of fans of the Scottish national team, both home and away. ATAC directly represents over 1500 members of affiliated Tartan Army clubs throughout Scotland and beyond, but does not claim to directly represent the Tartan Army.

Each affiliated club sends a representative to the ATAC committee. This committee meets regularly with Scottish Football Association, promoting the best interests of every Scotland fan. Before ATAC was formed, there was no formal dialogue between Scotland fans and the SFA.

You don’t have to be a member of an affiliated Tartan Army Club to get your viewpoint across. ATAC will listen to any point raised by a member of the Scotland Supporters Club. If you have an issue you wish to raise, please email us.

ATAC 7s on Sunday

ATAC 7s Tournament is this Sunday 10th June

Goals Glasgow West, 2650 Great Western Road, Clydebank, G81 2XT.

1st Game kicks of 12:00

Can all teams be at Goals for 11:00am

This allows for booking in and Goals to give brief at 11:30am on planning for the day.

Points to note

  • Changing room is normal power league/goals setup 1 large communal room with plenty of lockers (tokens provided)
  • 4g pitch no metal studs are allowed in any case
  • Games will be 10/15mins
  • The draw for tournament will take place at brief
  • A nominated captain must be made and a team list produced
  • Bar area looks onto 7s pitches with plenty of seating inside and out

We will have 4 special guests along to support this tournament, they will be there to start the tournament and also have a small kick around

(Craig Brown, John Collins, Colin Hendry, Gary McAllister)

Tournament should finish around 3pm, who will go home with the trophy?

Any other info required then email organiser Kevin Troy

ATAC 7’s 2018

GOALS WEST, Great Western Road, Clydebank. Glasgow, G81 2XT
Sunday 10 June

THEME – 1998 World Cup

ATAC are delighted announce the 7’s tournament for 2018, hosted by WESTA with the SCOTLAND 1998 World Cup Squad (well some of).

As the World Cup will be underway, we have adopted a WC theme for this years competition. Teams from ATAC affiliated clubs and ALL other groups of TA are invited to participate.

Two seven aside parks have been reserved at Goals West Glasgow, with first matches kicking off at 12 noon, we expect to play through until approx. 3.30.p.m.

There shall be two leagues, A & B, with the winners of group A playing the runners up of Group B and the Winners of B playing runners up of A in the semi – finals – the winners obviously play out the Final.

The facility has a bar, so the spectators will have a great day and we encourage as many spectators as possible.

The winners will be presented with the trophy and their medals in the bar at the conclusion of the competition, accompanied by a light buffet.

We expect to have join us FOUR MEMBERS OF THE PLAYING and BACKROOM STAFF OF THE 1998 SCOTLAND WORLD CUP SQUAD – there is no truth in the rumour that they are all now WESTA members and will be playing for them. They will however be offering advice, encouragement and no doubt a few laughs – be sure to bring your camera.

Squad sizes should number 7 – 10, if however a group has more but not enough to form a second team then the ‘spare’ players will be grouped to form another team – we want everyone to participate and enjoy the day.

To put forward your team / teams in the first instance email WESTA and the co-ordination on the day with be fulfilled by Kevin Troy of WESTA.

Teams should arrive at GOALS no later than 11.20.a.m.

The draw for the leagues will be made in the week prior to the competition.

NAE RINGERS – this is a fun day, played in the spirit of the Tartan Army. We look forward to having as many teams participate and remembers you need not be an ATAC club.

WESTA Peru and Mexico Buses

Our friends at WESTA are arranging supporters buses in Peru and Mexico to help getting Scotland fans to and from the games. Note that the deadline for the Peru bus is 10th May so email them asap if you require a seat on the bus.

PERU

We have been advised that travelling away from the stadium after a match, particularly with a capacity crowd, can be a challenge. We are therefore arranging buses from the MIRAFLORES area to the match and return. The buses are open to all fans and we will provide as many (or as few) as required. The driving time from Miraflores to the stadium is approx. 40 minutes, we will ensure a departure time to allow plenty of time for travel and to spend a bit of time in the area of the stadium. Return will be straight after the game. We expect the cost to be in the range £5 –

 

£10, ( we expect the lower end of this but we are just allowing a bit of leeway at the moment). We are collecting reservations ONLY at this time – full info re departure point, time and cost will be circulated to those who have reserved, once confirmed and we know our numbers.

To reserve seats please email Jim Brown stating how many seats, names of all persons reserved for (to avoid duplication) and have PERU in the subject header by 10 May.

MEXICO

We have been advised that (similar to Lima) travelling away from the stadium after a match, particularly with a capacity crowd, can be a challenge. The ‘City Centre’ both the commercial and tourist hotel areas are approx. 13-15 km from the stadium. We are therefore arranging buses from the LA CONDESA area of Mexico City to the match and return. LA CONDESA is regarded as an entertainment area and we have arranged two bars to depart from, they are on opposite sides of same street. Bars and restaurants in this area are open late. The buses are open to all fans and we will provide as many (or as few) as required. The distance from LA CONDESA to the stadium is approx. 14 KM, we will ensure a departure time to allow plenty of time for travel and to spend a bit of time in the area of the stadium, it is The Azteca after all. Return will be straight after the game. The cost will be £8 per person

We are collecting reservations ONLY at this time – full information will be emailed to those making reservations.

To reserve seats please email Jim Brown stating how many seats, names of all persons reserved for (to avoid duplication) and have MEXICO in the subject header.

WESTA have been doing this for years and all payments will go through our accounts, available for inspection at any club meeting.

Any surplus monies will go into our charity pot for later distribution – beneficiaries include the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal.