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. The four cornerstones 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

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The Winter Game

Whilst researching the history of Parker's Piece, the artists Alan and Neville visited the Wren Library at Trinity College and were shown the following booklet. The Winter Game: Rules of Football by J. C. T. to which are added THE… Read More

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English

Manchester, UK

Richard Bishop

Old Boltonians FC in Chapeltown. This ground was originally used by Turton FC, one of the pioneers of football in the North West. Records show football has been played on this site since at least 1856. Among the clubs to… Read More

David Pendleton

How do you celebrate a fifty-something birthday? Three games in four days. Saturday 11 March Coventry City v Bradford City, League One, England. Coventry City's new ground is a far cry from their atmospheric former Highfield Road ground. The new… Read More

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English

Bradford, United Kingdom

DanielPeyrou

Como buen uruguayo, nací gritando gol, y empecé a patear la pelota antes de caminar. Desde mis primeros meses de vida comencé a asistir a los partidos de futbol que veían a Peñarol como participante. En aquellos tiempos, sin violencia… Read More

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Spanish

Montevideo, Uruguay

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Aurélien Kopp

Voici Paul Pogba, un jouer que j'apprécie beaucoup et qui joue au même poste que moi. Mais il y a d'autre joueurs qui m'ont marqué, comme Fernando Torres, Julian Draxler et Coutinho Je me rappelle d'un match à Berlin, quand… Read More

Ulysse Kopp

Manuel Neuer est mon gardien préféré, car il a fait sa formation chez Schalke 04 qui est l'équipe que je supporte. Je le suis depuis que je m'intéresse au football, c'est à dire depuis que j'ai 4 ans. Je me… Read More

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French and English

Lyon, France

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