Football star to give talk at Cullybackey

Former NI International footballer Stuart Elliott pictured with his wife Laura-Lee and their daughter Hannah-Grace.
Former NI International footballer Stuart Elliott pictured with his wife Laura-Lee and their daughter Hannah-Grace.

Former Northern Ireland International footballer Stuart Elliott is the guest speaker in Cullybackey Elim Church on Sunday, September 14 at 4.00pm.

Stewart is a born again Christian who speaks at various engagements around the UK, he is the guest speaker at this Sunday afternoon’s service in Cullybackey.

Cullybackey Elim Church is a centre used on a weekly basis by Coaching 4 Christ a locally based charity and Christian outreach ministry with main headquarters in Ahoghill, which uses accredited coaches to train children and young people in footballing skills whilst at the same time, promoting the gospel through their centre spot at the coaching sessions.

Sunday afternoon’s service kicks off at 4.00pm and will be followed by refreshments in the church sports hall afterwards. Everyone is most welcome.

Stuart Elliott was born in Belfast in 1978 and has had a very successful football career. He started that career playing for local clubs here in Northern Ireland which included Glentoran, before moving to Scottish Premier League Club Motherwell. At Motherwell he became a fan favourite at Fir Park and his impressive performances soon earned him his first cap for Northern Ireland against Malta in 2002. After leaving the Scottish club, Stuart moved to Hull City and became their top goal scorer in the 2002/2003 season. The following season he was again amongst their top goal scorers.

He then moved on to play for Doncaster Rovers amongst others, he announced in 2010 that he wanted to concentrate on his faith with a view to perhaps entering ministry.

Stuart’s international career has earned him 36 caps for Northern Ireland including the victory over England in 2005.