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. Four stones 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 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.
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
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Football Club Under 17 Development Team read the Cambridge Rules in Chinese
An Interview with the artists Neville Gabie and Alan Ward exploring the Cambridge Rules commission.
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
Playing Football with some gorgeous kids in Cape 3 Points Ghana. Whilst volunteering at the football Academy Right To Dream.
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.
Took this photograph on a very windy beach in Essaouira.