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

All 11 rules read by Drika and her team mates at Powerleague Manchester

Rule

All 11 of the original rules.

Language

Brazilian Portuguese

Manchester, UK

A Rare Honour

In the Photograph Mr.S.John Bosco (Wearing a dark stripped Shirt & Spectacles) President of Karunalaya is on the left and B.Ravikumar David (wearing a light colour checked shirt), Vice President of Karunalaya is on the right. It was an unforgettable… Read More

Language

English

Karunalaya, India

The lucky mascots of Ghent Ladies

The day @kaagentladies won their first trophy. Myself and Neville worked with the Gent Womens team on a seperate project called Ladies of Gent. During that period we visited several time and never saw them lose a match - in… Read More

Language

English

Mechelen, Belgium

What connects Jimmy’s and the game of football?

Parkers Piece of course. In 2000, the Zion Eagles, a football team for homeless people in Cambridge, discovered that the city had played a major role in the development of the FA rules. They organised a commemorative football against the… Read More

Language

English

Cambridge, UK

neville gabie

Tears and Falafel After the final whistle a man I have known since he was a primary school friend of my sons, stood crying uncontrollably in front of me. ‘If I am such an emotional wreck after a football match,… Read More

nailsworth, gloucestershire

Jeremy Hunt

I will be appearing in my iconic 1957 FA Cup winning claret and blue Villa shirt in a theatrical event 'Stadium' at the Birmingham Rep June 9-17, 2017. The drama of theatre meets the thrill of football told through the… Read More

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english

Birmingham, UK

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848