Francois van Heerden | Providence Panther Rugby

Francois van Heerden

Place of Origin – Brits, South Africa


South Africa

1982-1988 – Primary school (middle school):  played flanker, wing, inside – outside center

-3 year starter for the 1st team (u/13) – started playing 1st team as an 11 year old

– won regional cup in 1986

1989-1993 – High School: played wing and outside center

– yearly starter for u/14,u/15,u16A and open sides

– runner up for regional cup u/14

1994-1995 – College: played wing

– Played for Harlequins rugby club u/21 team

– severe ankle injury

2001-2002 – Club Ruby: played wing

– Played for Edenvale rugby club

– ankle injury re-occurrence – end of rugby playing career



South Africa


– Primary (middle) school rugby coach


– High school rugby skills coach



– Coach at the Charlotte Tigers Rugby Club.

– 2019 Tigers won club state championship for both A & B side and 3rd place at Nationals – Tigers ranked number 2 within the US

– Coach at Providence High School.

– 2019 Providence High school were runners up for high school state championship

Position Backs Coach
Seasons Fall 2018, Fall 2021