Mr Nic Sestaret
Westonbirt Director of Sport
Mr Sestaret joined Westonbirt School as Director of Sport in January 2024. He has played rugby at both national and international level, including for the Barbarians and for his home country of France. After 13 years of playing professional rugby, Mr Sestaret shifted his focus to education and spent 8 years at Taunton School. He first served as the Director of Rugby and later became the Head of Athletics. During his time at Taunton School, the rugby department experienced significant growth under his professional expertise. This growth led to four students currently playing in the Premiership. He also established a coaches’ development programme there and focused on improving sports with an emphasis on inclusivity at all levels. He implemented a vision and ethos that emphasized respect, responsibility, enjoyment, and a strong work ethic. He was also employed as a Senior Coach at the University of Exeter where he developed a professional coaching team for high-performance pathway development.
Mr Sestaret earned his degree in management from the University of Pau (IEC). He has also obtained a Rugby Advance Coaching Award, Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength & Conditioning, and a BSA Advanced Certificate Course in Pastoral Care & Boarding Management.
In his free time, he enjoys hiking in the Pyrenees and cooking French food for his family and friends.