Stephen Gilfillan

Tour Director

Stephen joined AM Sports Tours early in 2008 as the first full time employee and has played a major part in the growth of the organisation. Stephen is the Tour Director and is responsible for the overall development of the soccer tour product as well as the implementation and delivery of our international travel program.

Stephen has been involved in sport from a very early age and went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at University. In 2003 he moved to Scotland where he became a Fitness Instructor in the fitness suite of the 5 star St Andrews Bay Hotel. He quickly moved to Senior Fitness Instructor and then on to Manager of the facility. During his time as an Instructor he developed fitness programmes for individuals and soccer teams. He worked with various soccer clubs from local boys clubs to Everton FC where he assisted in their preseason fitness programs.

In his time with AM Sports Tours, he has seen the company grow from one tour of 25 people to over 1500 people travelling to a number of destinations all over the world annually. He has been involved in the successful growth of the company and played an integral role in the planning, coordination and delivery of the World Cup Academy in Brazil and Euro 2016 Tour in France - the biggest AM Sports Tours projects to date. Stephen is also the main contact for tours to Spain where he has developed good contacts within the soccer world in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia.

Stephen has played soccer from the age of seven. At the age of 13 he signed as a professional youth for Notts County FC in the English Football League. After 2 years at professional youth, he stopped playing for a year due to a knee injury but came back a season later to play local club soccer. At the age of 18 years he signed a semi professional contract with Gedling Town FC before moving onto non league team, Ilkeston Town FC. After moving to Scotland, Stephen played for 10 successful years for local side Cupar Hearts, where his highlight was playing at the National Stadium in the Scottish Amateur Cup Final. Stephen currently plays for AMsoccer Club and is focused on helping the young talented players develop.