About Cambridge Rules

What began as a simple set of rules for a game of football played on a patch of ground in Cambridge, has grown into a worldwide phenomena embraced by diverse cultures around the world.

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Written in Stone

One large stone cut into nine, engraved with the laws of the game in different languages. Four stones stay on Parker’s Piece, the others travel to five countries across the planet in a cultural exchange.

Written in Stone

Interpreted Worldwide

For centuries, Parker's Piece has been used for sport, recreation and public events. But where do you play football? Share your stories, photographs and film about the beautiful game wherever it is played.

Interpreted Worldwide

Brought Back to Cambridge

In 2018, football stories, images and sounds gathered from around the world will be displayed on Parker’s Piece as Cambridge’s stone marker is unveiled - celebrating the city’s role in the story of football.

Brought Back to Cambridge

Paul Rosenbloom

In 1964, Man United drew twice with Sunderland in the FA Cup Sixth Round, 3-3 at Old Trafford and 2-2 in the replay at Roker Park. The second replay was scheduled for Monday night, 09 March at Leeds Road, then… Read More



London, UK

Northern Canary

This sticker was photographed in the away end at Barnsley, so I'll pin it to the map there, but it's got an interesting story attached to it. Stamford Association Football Club currently play in the Premier Division of the Northern… Read More

Barnsley, United Kingdom

Dave Bradford

An unusual pitch - probably not regulation, and possibly not for 11 a side. Sadly didn't see a game played in it but would have been fun to have had a kick about in, 1 v 1.

Lyon, France

Kevin Hives

Shanghai Greenland Shenhua F.C. The team is based in Kangqiao, Shanghai and their home stadium is the Hongkou Football Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 33,060. Their current majority shareholder is Chinese developer Greenland Group who officially took over… Read More

Shanghai, China

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A very, very long table football, strategically placed between three nightclubs and a casino for Newcastle's rowdy stag party scene. Predicting a tough midfield battle.

Stadium 19-8

The Nha Trang Stadium, or officially Sân vận động 19 tháng 8, is a multi-use stadium in Nha Trang, Vietnam. It is currently the home stadium of Sanna Khanh Hoa F.C. It has a capacity of 25,000. The Sanna Khánh… Read More

Nha Trang, Vietnam

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