Reading List: Great Books for Mindset

If you’ve been in the roller derby game for a minute, you’ve probably realised (or been told repeatedly) that at least half of what determines success is mental. Mental toughness, mindset, attitude… all of these things basically mean the same – how you think, what you think about and how you deal with things – and they have an absolutely …

New Year, Nutrition: Plant- Based Sports Nutrition

As it’s the start of a new year, many people are making resolutions (or even better, forming new habits) and most of them revolve around fitness, health or eating habits. And I am one of those people! I’ve started #ExercsiseEveryDay and made a bet with my boyfriend that the first one to drink alcohol this year, loses! And I’ve also been …

Forget Resolutions. Habits Instead!

Around the world it’s slowly ticking over into 2017 and a lot of people will be glad to see the back of 2016. Personally, 2016 has been a bit of a roller coaster. I’ve had some amazing times and some really crap times. I mourned the deaths of musicians I loved. I decided my time had come to leave my …

20 Last Minute Derby Christmas Gifts

Christmas is a week away and, if you’re anything like me, you haven’t even started buying presents yet. Or maybe you’ve started shopping but you’re stuck trying to think of something for that person* in your life that is just completely obsessed with roller derby. Never fear, Treble is here with 20 last minute gifts you can buy the love of …

Tips For A Long Distance Relationship (with your league)

I’ve been in a long distance relationship for about 5 months now and things are going pretty well. There have been a couple of bumps in the road, well more specifically accidents that have caused lots of traffic, but overall things have been going pretty smoothly. I think we’re in it for the long haul, guys! If you’re considering having a long …

November’s Cool Things: Poorly Cats, Off-Season & Unofficial Mental Toughness Month

November has been a rollercoaster of a ride, hasn’t it? I turned 30, released my first book, watched an amazing Champs weekend, woke up to the news that Trump won the U.S election, had food poisoning/norovirus, played against Paris Roller Girls, fouled out for the first time in my derby career, was awarded the Spirit Award, Pidge has been poorly …

Derby Brain: Mental Toughness for Freshies

Mental toughness. It’s only for elite athletes at the top of their game, right? WRONG!  Mental toughness is super important for any athlete at any level (yes, you are an athlete now, sorry to break it to you!) but especially those at the start of their journey. If you can learn how to be mentally strong when you’re a Freshie, …

October’s Cool Things

Welcome to a kinda new feature wherein I wrap up all the cool/interesting/helpful stuff I’ve found this month plus some witty comments about what’s been going down in my life, what I’ve learned and any other nonsense I feel the need to share!  So Halloween is almost upon us which means it’s also very nearly my thirtieth birthday WHAAAT?! I’m …

When You Don’t Make Attendance….

So something new happened to last week. Something I’ve never experienced in roller derby before…. I didn’t make the roster for an upcoming game because I didn’t make attendance. I did the calculations and I think I only missed out by 1 practice. Poop.  This is a first for me because: Kinda crap. But not because I think I’ve been …

Own Your Role

I recently had a conversation with a friend who was getting frustrated with the fact that she just doesn’t ‘get’ jamming. In her words she’s fit, strong, can skate and knows the game well; why isn’t she good at jamming?! I can see where she’s coming from; we all want to be amazing at everything we do. We want to …