The 2022 ATAC Sevens hosted by the Falkirk and District Tartan Army was played on Sunday 28th August. It was a brilliant event with 9 teams entered DTA, ETA, FDTA, KTA, NETA, WESTA, WEBATA and 2 teams from the Doonhamers TA. All teams played against every other team once playing 8 x 10 minute games. The winners to be the team that topped the section. In the end there was a final as the last round of games featured Doonhamers 1 who had won 6 and drawn 1 of their previous games and Doonhamers 2 who had won all 7 matches. It was Doonhamers 2 who completed the perfect record to win the competition, the first time it had been played since 2019. Well done to the Doonhamers making their debut in the competition and a welcome addition to ATAC.
There was also a walking football competition for the first time with 4 clubs sending a team, again all teams played the others once but this time there was a final and a 3rd/4th place match. Hosts FDTA who had finished 2nd in the group reversed the result of the group match to beat WEBATA in the final and win the first ATAC walking football competition. ETA beat WESTA on penalties for 3rd place. An excellent addition to the sevens and one we are likely to see again next time.
It was brilliant to have the Sevens back and ATAC would like to thank FDTA and Neil Callaghan in particular for a fantastic well run event. The after party in the Graeme Hotel was even better with outstanding hospitality from our hosts. Well done to all teams for travelling, it was great to see so many having a good day out. Special well done to the drivers of the Doonhamers and NETA buses for staying the distance, hopefully we will see you all again next year in Dumfries.