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

Stephen Done

looking for space for our latest museum addition. Stephen, curator of the Liverpool football Club Museum.

liverpool, england

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joan gabie

Not an ordinary weekend in Liverpool. 2 hours before kick-off in the champions league final 2019 - we were crowded in the beer garden of the Sandon Pub - famous as the birthplace of Liverpool FC and just yards away… Read More

stroud, england

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

Bethan

Every year three families travel to Scotland for a holiday at Easter and during that break the annual football tournament takes place – mums and sons V fathers and daughters – each location is often beautiful, and invariably the matches… Read More

Language

English

Balnakeil, Scotland

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

gamal

My name is Gamal and my team is Al Ahly. In 2012 72 of our Ultras died after a game with the team Al Masry in Port Siad when their fans attacked us. The stadium was locked, so we could… Read More

Cairo, Egypt