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

Kevin Hives

On a recent night out with my family I was fortunate to meet some Spurs legends from the FA Cup glory years of the early 80’s Paul Miller, Steve Perryman, Ossie Ardiles and John Pratt (I’m in the middle with… Read More

Language

English

Northampton, England

Florian Peeters

The club shop at Mechelen could do with a coat of paint.

Mechelen, Belgium

Florian Peeters

The arrow pointing to the sticker is so powerful! This was on a small residential street near Mechelen's ground

Mechelen, Belgium

Django Scott – Parkside Community College

First match I every watched live - got the shirt to prove it.

Cambridge, UK

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

History of Football, The Cambridge Rules by Mexican TV AZTEC

Found on youtube. The World's fascination - from a Mexican perspective - with the early game and Parker's Piece. Looks like this one features Parkside School kids playing.

Cambridge, UK