Thinus Pienaar – Head Of Rugby Parel Vallei Hoërskool



Player: 11 Years experience.

Matriculated Hugenote Springs 1992/93. Blue Bulls U/19 & U/21 from '94 - '96. NKP & TUKS 1st XV Carlton League PTA, SA '94 – '99. Scottish First Division - Galashiels RFC (1996 - 1997) Valke Rugby Union U/18 & U/23 in 1992/93 & 1998, Gentleman of Aspen RFC, USA (1999 - 2000)

Coach: 11 Years experience.

WR Level 2. NCCP Competition Coach, Coaches of Canada/World Rugby/BokSmart accredited. Technical Director of Rugby to Aurora Barbarians RFC, Ontario. Club Champs 2011/12. Founded KAIWHANA Rugby™ (Pty.Ltd) in 2011 in Toronto, Canada.KAIWHANA Rugby™ Africa Development Program, Northern & Eastern Cape, SA 2012.Established KAIWHANA Rugby Academy™ Knysna 2013.Kicking consultant to Rondebosch Boys High 1st XV 2014.Appointed Director of Rugby to Parel Vallei High School, November 2014. Implemented a fully functional rugby organizational structure and foundation that runs parallel to the schools mission, in providing a balanced education, achieved through a high performance and result driven sports program. Appointed as Head of Cricket January 2015. Full time sports administration position at Parel Vallei High as of January 2016. Head of both codes respectively, but also overseeing the development, growth and marketing of all 13 sports codes in general at the school.

Personal: Grateful husband, proud father to a beautiful daughter and pure Parel Vallei High Bulldog!

“The PV Rugby program strives to nurture and develop individual talent in an arena that promotes teamwork, sportsmanship, respect, discipline and humility…” The PV Rugby since 2014 has expanded from 5, to 6 teams in 2015, 9 teams in 2016. Next year will see PV enter a record number of 11 teams into the WPHSRA A1 Rugby League.

2016 has been the most successful season to date overall in the Parel Vallei High School, short 30 year rugby history! This week’s release of the SA Schools National Rugby Rankings underpins this statement and confirms a definite upward surge across the board with the Bulldog 1st XV the cherry on top at number 29 in South Africa.PV’s first team played 20 matches, winning 15, only losing 4 and drawing 1 against Eastern Cape rugby powerhouse Pearson High 9 – 9, finishing off the season with a 79% win ratio!


“We are constantly striving for excellence…” says Head of Rugby, Thinus Pienaar. Last week’s function he had for the new Grade 7 rugby recruits to Parel Vallei for 2017 is a clear indication of his drive and commitment to live by that motto. “This speeds up the under 14 preparations for Kwagga Week 2017 by 4 months as the boys already go onto a post season program as of this week…” This new approach, to cement a culture of hard work and the reward of it, also sees the Under 14 Rugby trials take place in January 2017…