Quick facts

Birthdate

September 30, 1998

Birthplace

London, ON

Residence

London, ON

Experience

Santiago 2023

Toronto 2015

Nicholas Heffernan is a veteran on Canada’s Para soccer team. He has played in 35 international matches with 23 starts, as of October 2023 He has represented Canada at four IFCPF World Cups (2015, 2017, 2019, 2022).

In 2015 at the Parapan American Games in Toronto, Heffernan was the youngest member on the Canadian 7-a-side football team (also known as CP Football). He made his national team debut at the 2014 America Cup and in 2015 he was also on the roster for the CP World Championships in England.

Heffernan was discovered by national assistant coach Doug Lusk of St. Thomas, Ont., when he was 14.  He has cerebral palsy which affects his right side. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 Parapan American Games…. 2015, 2017, 2019, 2022 World Cup…

PERSONAL

Started playing soccer in the Byron Optimists program at age four… His father was born in Liverpool, England.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2022 World Cup 9th

2019 World Cup 12th

2017 World Cup 13th

2015 World Championships 10th

2015 Parapan American Games 4th