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

Italian youtube of the early games at Parker’s Piece

Here's a little film we found on youtube that shows a recreation of an early game.

Language

English

Cambridge, UK

FC Lokomotiv Moscow

Manchester United don't have a train outside their ground but maybe they should! FC Lokomotiv Moscow. Lokomotiv was founded as Kazanka (Moskovskaya-Kazanskaya Zh.D) in 1922. In 1924, the club united the strongest football players of several roads of the Moscow… Read More

Moscow, Russia

Roma badge

I just love the club and the badge - Forza Roma!

Language

English

Cambridge, UK

NAFAS pitch in Cairo

This is where the organisation I work for NAFAS play football - We empowering children at risk through sports in a safe place. You can view many more pictures on our instagram account at nafas_eg

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

Rules read in Arabic by Karim @ NAFAS

Rule

All the rules

Language

Arabic

Al Abageyah, Qism El-Khalifa, Cairo, Egypt

Al-Ahli SC

The song is performed by Al Ahli Sports Club fans, which is considered as one of the most beautiful song in the Libyan sport. This song has an attractive and lively rhythm that normally performs by two main groups in the stadiums.

Cambridge, Libya

Keir Harper – Parkside Community College

I support Arsenal and have followed them from birth until one day in year 1 I came home and loudly stated that I would be supporting "tanchester united " my dad quickly told me "no just no". Later I had… Read More

Language

English

Cambridge, England