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

Back Garden Goalpost, Cockfield

Chairs positioned as a wall for free kick practice, black top on the ground where the penalty spot should be and a broken window. A picture tells a thousands words...

Cockfield nr Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom

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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

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Cambridge Rules 1848

Alan Ward

Forres Mechanicals v Inverurie Loco Works - a game to conjure in the mind as the results are being read out on the radio. I had a rare chance to visit a Highland League game, but missed the mid-week game… Read More

Manchester, United Kingdom

Alan Ward

After the match at Forres Mechanicals, it's down to the pub to celebrate! Forres Mechanicals 2 Inverurie Loco Works 0 It would have been great to celebrate the home win in the advertised pub, the sign strategically positioned next to… Read More

Manchester, United Kingdom

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