ATAC get involved in a number of activities and have had many successes over the years as we strive to encourage and help our member clubs to support our national team. Here are some examples of things we have done and continue to do for this purpose:
ATAC / SFA Co-operation
- ATAC has an ongoing open dialogue with SFA Security and SSC staff ahead of every away fixture.
- ATAC attend regular meetings with the SSC/SFA to discuss ticket pricing, season tickets, SSC membership, and overall supporter experience. ATAC first proposed the idea of campaign season tickets ahead of their introduction. Ahead of the 2019 Euro Qualifying campaign, the SFA sought ATAC engagement and feedback on prices for the ticket offering with the joint ambition of filling Hampden.
- Liaised constructively with the SFA & SSC on the issues with the previous ticketing system, and offered user acceptance testing before transition to the new (and current) system.
- Offered feedback and worked with the SFA on the Supporters Survey, and on the recent changes to the Scotland Supporters Club membership and points system changes.
- Worked with the SFA to host a web page dedicated to advertising of Scotland supporters buses, launched May 2019
- ATAC continue to encourage and support the SFA to carry out full and random ticket pickups at away matches to ensure ticket purchasers attend
ATAC Supporter Networking
- ATAC is a member of Football Supporters Europe (FSE) to help share information across countries and stand up for supporters rights throughout Europe, are are represented at the annual FSE Supporters gatherings. In the past our reps Jim Brown and Tam Ferry presented details of the workings of the SSC to reps of the FSE congress.
- ATAC has representation on the board of Supporters Direct Scotland (SDS)
- Liaising with reps from the other Home Nation Supporters Organisations in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland.
ATAC for the Fans
- ATAC have run a number of Fan embassies at a number of away matches, and now produce Sporran travel guides for every away match.
- ATAC worked with the local organising committees in both London and Glasgow ahead of the hosting of Euro2020 matches, to discuss fan attendance, covid safety protocols, public transport, amongst many other topics.
- In co-operation with the Mayors office in Astana, organised bus transportation to and from the city centre for the match in Kazakhstan.
- Worked with the SFA on arranging fans events such as Q&A / focus groups, and Scottish Pub Quiz at venues around the country.
- ATAC were a big player in the No Team GB campaign 2009-2012 which successfully discouraged players from Scotland men’s team playing for a team GB. This was done in conjunction with other home nations to secure the future of our national teams
- ATAC had discussions and worked with the police to get streets, traditionally closed after matches, to be opened around Hampden to help supporters get home quickly and safely,
- ATAC were instrumental in the introduction of the pipe band section at Hampden.