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

The Winter Game

Whilst researching the history of Parker's Piece, the artists Alan and Neville visited the Wren Library at Trinity College and were shown the following booklet. The Winter Game: Rules of Football by J. C. T. to which are added THE… Read More

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English

Manchester, UK

David Pendleton

How do you celebrate a fifty-something birthday? Three games in four days. Saturday 11 March Coventry City v Bradford City, League One, England. Coventry City's new ground is a far cry from their atmospheric former Highfield Road ground. The new… Read More

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English

Bradford, United Kingdom

DanielPeyrou

Como buen uruguayo, nací gritando gol, y empecé a patear la pelota antes de caminar. Desde mis primeros meses de vida comencé a asistir a los partidos de futbol que veían a Peñarol como participante. En aquellos tiempos, sin violencia… Read More

Language

Spanish

Montevideo, Uruguay

Ulysse Kopp

Manuel Neuer est mon gardien préféré, car il a fait sa formation chez Schalke 04 qui est l'équipe que je supporte. Je le suis depuis que je m'intéresse au football, c'est à dire depuis que j'ai 4 ans. Je me… Read More

Language

French and English

Lyon, France

Diogo Tomás

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.

Lamego, Portugal

SD Eibar – ‘The Rise and Rise’ of the Local Community Club

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

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English

Manchester, UK

CambridgeRules1848 – the sculpture

The 'cambridge 1848 stone' has now been completely split into its nine pieces and is really beginning to look like the visual. The pieces, each weighing about 1.5 tonnes, will now be shipped to the UK to our specialist engravers,… Read More

Belarmino Jesus Fonseca

Esta é uma fotografia do meu filho Alexio que joga futebol no Sporting club de Lamego.

Language

portugués

5100-879, Portugal

Belarmino Jesus Fonseca

Foto de quando eu jogava futebol na Suíça

Language

Portugués

Lamego, Portugal

Robyn Gabie

Tidal football pitch in Dakhla, Western Sahara. Covered by the sea as it disappears under water every high tide.

Language

English

Genoa, Italy