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.
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.
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.
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.
My first outing with the Newcastle University Non-League Society took me as far as Whitley Bay, a small town on the North East coast. The home side put on a show for our student contingent, weathering an early onslaught before… Read More
Whilst on holiday I came across this unusual football pitch in the Olympic Park in Barcelona, sadly no one was around playing at the time - has anyone ever played this type of table (head?) football?
Looking out over the wilds of Colne, there just happens to be a football match in the foreground.