Scheid tackles roles with zest
WATTLES forward Aaron Scheid took particular enjoyment from winning the TRL grand final over Gatton.
He was a hard-working lock on the field in the 36-12 victory over the defending premiers at Clive Berghofer Stadium last Sunday but also played a major role off the field this season as club president.
His role of presidential premiership winner could possibly be the first in the 95 years of rugby league in Toowoomba that a club president has played in an A grade grand final win.
But the victory was also one to savour for Scheid, given the Wattles' stalwart was endured some of the lean years at Platz Oval.
Wattles failed to win a game in 2012 and finished last in 2010 but those difficult years made premiership success more special for Scheid.
"That's what you play footy for," he said of the grand final win. "Going through the tough times makes it even more enjoyable."
Scheid had relished his dual roles this year.
"It's not too bad. I know when to be a player and I know when to do the president's role," he said.
"It has worked out pretty good actually."