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

Nigel Fenner

I attended the unveiling of the Cambridge Rules 1848 sculpture on Parker's Piece on Saturday 12th May 2018 and was so impressed, that it prompted me to make a contribution to the website. I was very fortunate to be a… Read More

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English

Cambridge, UK

Mark Smith

Being born and raised in Stevenage, I chose to follow my local football team (then "Stevenage Borough") on a regular basis in my later teenage years. Nowadays, this is a decision I mostly regret! However, following the Super Boro has… Read More

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English

Biggleswade, United Kingdom

Gavin Head

I think it is the lifelong friends that I have made from playing and coaching football. They are special people with a unique bond sharing the same memories that give you a little tingle when recalled upon reunion. Of course… Read More

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English

Cambridge, England

A Special Unveiling Poem by Carol Ann Wood: Cambridge Rules Okay

The beautiful game brings us passion and joy, To many an adult, or small girl and boy. It brings friends together, and sometimes brings tears When you follow your team through the trophy-less years. But mostly there’s passion and striving… Read More

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English

Cambridge, UK

Sarah Hamilton

Playing Football with some gorgeous kids in Cape 3 Points Ghana. Whilst volunteering at the football Academy Right To Dream.

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Cape 3 Points Village, Ghana

Tobias Gabie

Took this photograph on a very windy beach in Essaouira.

pete overton

When it was still easier to travel in the northern parts of Pakistan, I spent some time in Peshawar. Often I would see boys playing football and cricket, but on this occasion one of the boys brought a pet pigeon… Read More

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english

peshawar, pakistan

neville gabie

Cyrilel Regis 26th September 2017. One of the very few perks in being a Forest Green Season ticket holder in a season, which has been disappointingly poor, was being invited as a VIP guest of Cambridge United to see the… Read More

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english

Paul Rosenbloom

In 1964, Man United drew twice with Sunderland in the FA Cup Sixth Round, 3-3 at Old Trafford and 2-2 in the replay at Roker Park. The second replay was scheduled for Monday night, 09 March at Leeds Road, then… Read More

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English

London, UK

Alex

A very, very long table football, strategically placed between three nightclubs and a casino for Newcastle's rowdy stag party scene. Predicting a tough midfield battle.