Olympic Torch a 'huge honour' for former football coach

George Barrah has been practising for the relay since Christmas Credit: ITV News Wales

A man who has been credited with 'transforming' football in Pembrokeshire is to carry the Olympic Torch through Carmarthen later this morning.

Sixty-seven-year-old George Barrah, from Haverfordwest, coached youth teams all over West Wales at the height of his career.

But in recent years he has suffered a stroke and consequent poor health.

But George takes everything in his stride.

He says carrying the Olympic Torch will be a 'huge honour' and that he owes his career highs to his wife and family.

George is expected to carry the Flame through Carmarthen just before midday.