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. The four cornerstones 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

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

neville gabie

Football in Antarctica In a week where Halley 6 research station in Antarctica has been on the national news because the British Antarctic Survey are to shut the base over winter for safety reasons – now seemed like a good… Read More

halley V research station, antarctica

neville gabie

a photograph taken by Frank Hurley, part of Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1913. The ship got stuck in the ice on the Weddell sea and was ultimately abandoned. The photograph is of a game of football played… Read More

weddell sea, antarctica

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848

Cambridge Rules 1848