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. The four cornerstones 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.
Video of the Cambridge Rules 1848 block of granite being split at the quarry it came from in Portugal.
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
Spoken in English
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
Rules 1, 3 and 10 read in Spanish by Elena Montero. She is an avid Celta Vigo fan.
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.
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'
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.
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