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

Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Traning Complex, Shanghai, China

Each day this week, we will be counting down to the launch of the Cambridge Rules 1848 sculpture on Saturday by highlighting the story behind the location of one of the stones. Cut into nine pieces, five travel around the world in cultural exchange and four remain… Read More

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848: an interview with the artists

An Interview with the artists Neville Gabie and Alan Ward exploring the Cambridge Rules commission.

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Cambridge, UK

Cambridge Rules Unveiling 12 May 12 noon

We’re delighted to announce that our eagerly awaited sculptural piece marking the birthplace of football as we know it today will be unveiled at Parker’s Piece in Cambridge on Saturday 12th May at noon – and we’d love you to come and see it. There will also… Read More

Sarah Hamilton

Playing Football with some gorgeous kids in Cape 3 Points Ghana. Whilst volunteering at the football Academy Right To Dream.

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Cape 3 Points Village, Ghana

Jo Scholar

We had great afternoon playing football with our young friends here. This is their pitch which we found in the village. Three of us were in Ghana teaching art at a football Academy near Accra.

Cape 3 Points, Ghana

Tobias Gabie

Took this photograph on a very windy beach in Essaouira.