History

Originally formed as the Research Social Club (RSC), when the Post Office Research Station was at Dollis Hill, Neasden, London.

When Post Office Research moved to Martlesham Heath (during the earlier part of the 1970s), the name was changed to Research Sports and Social Club (RSSC).

When the Post Office split and the telecommunications part became BT in the early 1980s, the name changed again to BT Research Sports and Social Club (BTRSSC).

When BT rebranded the Martlesham Heath site as Adastral Park and opened it to other companies in 1999, the name changed to Adastral Park Leisure and Sports (aka AtLAS). Membership was expanded to include all Adastral Park based company employees.

Committee

Carl Chittock
Chairman
Carl joined BT in 1989 and is currently a BT Global Senior HR Business Partner. He was Chairman for the Bodytalk Gym located at Adastral Park for 12 years, keeps himself fit by attending the gym and is a keen footballer. Carl is also Chairman of Kesgrave Kestrels FC and is a UEFA B qualified football coach.
Abigail Johnston
Vice-Chair

Abi joined BT in September 2020 as an Apprentice working within Applied Research, based in the Orion building at Adastral Park. She is a regular kickboxer and has recently achieved her black belt! Abi also enjoys playing tennis, badminton and basketball weekly at the AtLAS facilities on site.

Tom Bowman
Vice-Chair

Tom joined BT in September 2019 as an Apprentice working within Applied Research, based within Orion building at Adastral Park. Tom is a keen footballer and  enjoys playing badminton and table tennis weekly at his local sports centre.

Darren Barnes
Administrator
Darren runs several different companies, mainly based in the leisure services/products industry. One of these companies is Pro-Fitness (Martlesham) who runs the operations for BodyTalk Gym at Adastral Park. Darren’s administrator role is to provide a support service to the AtLAS Committee, giving AtLAS Clubs and individual members a point of contact for information and assistance.
Steve Willet
Treasurer

Steve was employed by BT for forty-plus years, the last sixteen as a Systems Integrator, based in the Gemini building at Adastral Park. He is a long time Bodytalk gym member and is keen on all forms of cycling; commuting, off-road, but especially road and club riding with Plomesgate CC. Steve plays an active role in the local CWU trade union branch as their treasurer.

Dan Case
Operating Committee Lead & Webmaster

Dan has been with BT for over 15 years and is currently working in the Network Services department as a software engineer. He has recently taken on the responsibility of running the AtLAS website and is working with a team of volunteer software engineers across Adastral Park to further redevelop the website and bring the booking system under AtLAS’s control. He enjoys playing football, tennis and running and is a big Ipswich Town supporter!

AtLAS Constitutions

Current Constitution – Version 6 (2021 AGM onwards)

Note: Annex listing AtLAS Clubs, Societies, etc. will be revised from time to time.

Affiliated clubs & societies must:
  1. Include the mandatory clauses in this (downloadable) document in their Constitution;
    AtLAS Affiliated Clubs & Societies Mandatory Requirements v2.0 (October 2019)
  2. Submit an annual return to AtLAS by 30 June that includes the following;
    • AGM minutes
    • annual financial statements
    • annual risk assessment
    • proof of insurance cover for its activities, with evidence of adequate cover for public, personal injury and any other relevant liabilities (especially related to activities using Adastral Park facilities)
    • a register of Club members (including if individual members of AtLAS)
    • confirmation of compliance with applicable UK data protection regulations for the processing and storage of personal data, to include [at minimum] evidence of a published Privacy Notice and of a consent process to manage contact preferences.
  3. Make half-yearly payments (30 December and 30 June) to AtLAS for club members who are not individual members of AtLAS – £1 per non-member per month.
  • Original Constitution (from 1999 & amendments to 2013)
  • Revised Constitution – Version 2 (2015 AGM onwards)
  • Revised Constitution – Version 3 (2016 AGM onwards)
  • Revised Constitution – Version 4 (2017 AGM onwards)
  • Revised Constitution – Version 5 (2019 AGM onwards)