Fil Kamps is a motivational speaker and life coach. As a decorated retired international football player and Olympian who has competed in 10 countries across 4 continents, Fil speaks from experience when inspiring and motivating his audience.
Fil was born in Maidstone, Kent in 1993 and is based in his hometown today, but spends much of his time travelling the country sharing his story.
Fil first started playing football at the age of four, dreaming of one day representing his country. Fil played for several different club teams in his youth. He went on to represent his county before signing for Charlton Athletic in 2012. The Addicks went on to win the English Deaf Football League and the British Deaf Plate before Fil transferred to Fulham in 2013. In his 3 years at the club Fulham won the English Deaf Cup, British Deaf Cup and British Deaf Plate, he also competed in the European Champions League 3 times, reaching the semi-final twice. Fil was also an integral part of the Great Britain squad that reached the quarter-finals of the 2016 World Cup in Italy.
Shortly after the World Cup, Fil moved to the USA to continue his football career and his educational studies in Tennessee where he played for the King Tornado and earned his MBA. 2017 saw Fil continue to compete internationally, representing Great Britain again at the 23rd Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey where they reached the quarter-finals. Fil signed for Doncaster for the 2017/18 campaign and achieved success yet again, winning the British Deaf Cup and reaching the European Champions League final in Milan.
Unfortunately Fil was forced to make the decision to retire from football due to injury at the end of the 2018 season. Fuelled by his passion to inspire others and motivate others to reach their goals, Fil has become a motivational speaker and life coach, travelling the country working with corporate clients, sports clubs and schools.
Fil is also passionate about education, graduating from Middlesex University with First Class Honours in BSc Sport and Exercise Science. He then went on to achieve an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) with a 4.0 GPA at King University.