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 2017, 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

Gill Hayes

May 9th 1987 and Burnley stood on the edge of oblivion. Needing a win to avoid relegation out of the football league, they were playing at a standard that made their league position perfectly reasonable. I'm a life-long Burnley fan… Read More

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Manchester, UK
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Tobias Gabie

Chalong Police - Station Chief Officer and Chalong Police FC player Being in Thailand meant staying up until 4am to see Liverpool play Villa Real in the Europa League Semi-Final. Looking out into the night sky, not far from where… Read More

Rawai, Phuket, Thailand, Thailand
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Xie Tian

When I am not working in the blast furnaces I do soccer training. This is where we go. It is next to the KISCO stadium in Anning City.

Anning City, Yunnan Province,, China
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Christopher Priday

Liam visted his 100th football ground on 5th December 2015 as Alton Town played host to East Cowes Victoria in their final game at their Bass Sports Ground. Follow Liam's travels on twitter @Cpriday

Havant, England

Christopher Priday

My son, Liam, joined my Dad and I for a trip to Mansfield Town to watch our beloved Cambridge United. Field Mill was Liam's 127th different ground and the 59th of the 2015-16 season. It was his 34th of the… Read More

Havant, England
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Christopher Priday

Liam visits our local club Horndean to record his 91st different football ground on 17.10.2015. Keep up to date with Liam's groundhopping on twitter via @Cpriday

Havant, England

Néstor García Melcón

We've loved hearing about Uruguayan Premier League outfit CA Cerro from Néstor. And after we published his image last month, he got in touch again to explain just what makes this team so important to him. The text below is… Read More

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Spanish

Uruguay

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Bethan

"They'll be dancing in the streets of Total Network Solutions tonight!" I used to go to watch TNS (Total Network Solutions) – as they were called back then – now they are called The New Saints. They played at a… Read More

Llansantffraid, Wales
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Néstor García Melcón

Nestor sent Cambridge Rules this image with no text. First of all we wrote to him to ask him for a bit more information about why he supported CA Cerro from Montevideo, who are fifth in the Uruguayan Premier League… Read More

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