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Women's Head Coach and Director of Junior Rugby

Thinus Pienaar

After spending more than 13 years with his wife in South Africa, Thinus Pienaar arrives in Calgary with the Saints family now a Canadian Permanent Resident! With a combined professional playing and coaching career of 30 years here are some of the highlights:


  • NKP & TUKS 1st XV Varsity Cup

  • Falcons Rugby U/18 & 23Falc

  • Blue Bulls U/19 & 21 Galashiels RFC, Scotland 

  • Gentleman of Aspen RFC, USA


  • Scottburgh High 1st XV 

  • Progress RFC, SWD 

  • KAIWHANA Rugby™️ 

  • 1st XV Kicking coach Rondebosch Boys High

  • Parel Vallei U/14A Parel Vallei 1st XV Assistant Coach 

  • WP Rugby TIP XV u/15 Head Coach 

  • 1st XV Head Coach Parel Vallei High

  • RMC Rugby kicking coach 

Rugby administration:

  • Technical Director of Rugby. Aurora Barbarians RFC 

  • Academy & KAIWHANA Rugby™️ African Development Programs 

  • KAIWHANA Rugby Academy™️ RSA 

  • Head of Rugby & Cricket at Parel Vallei High School

  • Director of Rugby, Parel Vallei High 

Rugby Accolades / Awards:

  • Nominated as SA Rugby Coach of the Year 2016

  • SA Rugby School of the Year Award 2016 

  • Parel Vallei promoted to Premier status 2018 in the WPHSRA league

Mens Head Coach - Vacant 


Please let us know if you are interested in becoming our Mens head coach for 2023 - email

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Women's Team Manager



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Men's Team Manager


Florian joined the Saints in 2015, spending time with both the Men's First and Second division squads. He has also played for the University of Calgary Dinos, playing mainly in the back row. He is now putting his time into managing the Saints Men's teams.

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