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

Cambridge Rules 1848

AJW

Video of the Cambridge Rules 1848 block of granite being split at the quarry it came from in Portugal.

Nr. Carapito, Portugal

Rodolfo Silva

Boavista Stadium Manager and youth team player Rodolfo Silva talks about his experiences with the club from the centre of the pitch. He was a striker. @boavistaoficial

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Spoken in English

Porto, Portugal

Cambridge Rules sculpture begins to take shape

You might remember last month we documented our trip to Portugal to watch the granite that will form the Cambridge Rules 1848 sculpture on Parker’s Piece being extracted and cut. Well, as you can see from these images, the artwork is now really starting to take on the… Read More

Elena Montero

Rules 1, 3 and 10 read in Spanish by Elena Montero. She is an avid Celta Vigo fan.

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Spanish

Vigo, Spain

Belarmino Fonseca

Belarmino Fonseca of Granitos Lamecense Ltd, tells us how he used to play for Sporting Clube de Lamego. Training consisted of running up the 365 steps to the Cathedral.

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Portugeuse

Lamego, Portugal

Delfim Duarte Santiago

This is the president, Delfim Duarte Santiago, of Sporting Clube de Lamego He tells us who the best player he has seen play there, and how they train up the steps of Lamego Cathedral 'Juntos somos mais Forties'

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Portugeuse

Lamego, Portugal

Diogo Tomás

O meu nome é Diogo Tomás , sou de Lamego sou adepto do Sport Lisboa Benfica . Jogo à 3 anos futebol nos Cracks Clube de Lamego a médio esquerdo. O meu sonho é ser jogador de futebol.

Lamego, Portugal

SD Eibar – ‘The Rise and Rise’ of the Local Community Club

When football fans around the world think of La Liga in Spain, rarely do they think beyond Real, Barca, or teams based at a host of holiday resorts. However, hidden in the mountains in the Basque country and equidistant from… Read More

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English

Manchester, UK

CambridgeRules1848 – the sculpture

The 'cambridge 1848 stone' has now been completely split into its nine pieces and is really beginning to look like the visual. The pieces, each weighing about 1.5 tonnes, will now be shipped to the UK to our specialist engravers,… Read More