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

Al-Ahli SC

The song is performed by Al Ahli Sports Club fans, which is considered as one of the most beautiful song in the Libyan sport. This song has an attractive and lively rhythm that normally performs by two main groups in the stadiums.

Cambridge, Libya

Keir Harper – Parkside Community College

I support Arsenal and have followed them from birth until one day in year 1 I came home and loudly stated that I would be supporting "tanchester united " my dad quickly told me "no just no". Later I had… Read More

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English

Cambridge, England

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Theo Beckett-Dia – Parkside Community College

When I was around 8 years old, in Year 4, I played in a football tournament. We played against different schools. I played in left wing. This was probably the third time I have played in a tournament. It was… Read More

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English

Cambridge, England

Mason Hudson – Parkside Community College

about a year ago or two i met akinfenwa at cambridge united match , i was so gassed about even seeing him but when i got a picture and his signature it was maud

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english

cambridge, england

Django Scott – Parkside Community College

The first football match I watched live was Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United playing each other in the Hyundai-A League. It was at the Westpac Stadium (A.K.A The Cake Tin)in New Zealand. The stadium can hold up to 48 thousand… Read More

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English

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Oscar Mohammadpour

In year 6, we went on a school trip to Butlins and on the way back from our journey I saw Raheem Sterling at King's Cross train station. I had to double check to see if it was actually him… Read More

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English

Cambridge, England

W. Gabie

I woke up in Ubud got on my scooter and decided to ride wherever the road took me. It was early and the sun was strong. The road glistened from the heavy rain the night before. I cruised up a… Read More

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Cambridge Rules Podcast #3: Parker’s Piece, Quinton Fortune and a favela in Rio

Welcome to the latest Cambridge Rules 1848 podcast! For this edition, we went to a five-a-side football centre in Manchester to meet Drika and her friends from a favela in Brazil, who won the chance to come and play football in the United Kingdom – with Quinton… Read More