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

Javier Osorno

enjoying my Cambridge Rules book and my page. Picture from when I was a boy and when I was working in London in my Real Betis Kit. Back at home now but loving the book.

Matteo Muller

Switzerland 1 - Spain 0. World Cup finals in South Africa 2010. Although Spain won the World Cup, we were the only team to beat them in that tournament and I was there to see it with the son of… Read More

zurich , switzerland

Ian Beresford

Taking in late 2019. This has been by position watching Berwick Rangers since 1977. This side faces the Sun so early season most games are watched with covered eyes or wearing a hat and even through Winter the sunset will… Read More

Berwick Upon Tweee, Northumberland

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

‘Johnnie Rodeo’

Shearer alive and well in Alnmouth.

Alnmouth, United Kingdom

Tom Goddard

Great memories but still miss Ninian Park...

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Aldo Rinaldi

One of the most secluded beaches on the Gower, in Wales. 'Pwll Du' (Welsh for "black pool") is an almost circular cove at the edge of Bishopston Valley. Sheltered from high cliffs on either side, the bay is protected from… Read More

London, United Kingdom

Robert Nichols

May 7th 2016 - Middlesbrough v Brighton and Hove Albion Minutes before kick off. This was a rare moment of intense emotion and support for our cause, as experienced from my seat in the North Stand at the Riverside. When… Read More

Middlesbrough, England, UK