Frequently Asked Questions

Why are we making this website?

The artists Alan Ward and Neville Gabie have been commissioned to make a sculpture which marks Parker’s Piece in Cambridge, England, as the location of the first written rules of football as we now know the game. To do so without acknowledging the huge worldwide participation in the sport, the way the game has been reinterpreted, embraced and loved, would be to ignore the most exciting aspect of football. This website is intended to celebrate the success of football in uniting people regardless of race, gender, or religion.

What will the outcome be?

The intention is that the website will provide a window into the global football culture as seen through your eyes. As well as supporting an open platform on the website, our intention is to publish a book using some of the material. We also intend to create an exhibition at Parker’s Piece, Cambridge acknowledging the rest of the world’s contribution to our understanding and enjoyment of the game.

How will your contributions be used?

Your contributions might be included in a publication that documents the public art commission and might also form part of the exhibition in Cambridge.

Will you be credited?

Where you wish to be credited and if you have given us your details, you will be credited and informed of our plans and progress.

Are you able to remove uploaded material at a later date?

Yes, this will be possible by contacting us at the bottom of this page.

Will contributions be vetted before being uploaded?

All contributions will be vetted before being uploaded onto the website. Any material which is of a racist, sexist, explicit, or of an insulting nature will be omitted from publication.

I have an image I want to upload but it is bigger than 5mb, what do I do?

If you can not reduce the file size of your image, but are keen to submit it, contact us by email, and we will try to help you.

How do I get a link (URL) to a Instagram photo or video?

You can get a link to photos and videos that you have shared publicly. If your Instagram account is set to private, you won’t be able to copy a link to any of your posts.

To get a link to your image or video in the app, tap the row of three dots and then tap Copy Share URL. The link will be saved to your phone clipboard.

You can also get the link by viewing your post on the web. To get a URL from the web, open a browser and go to Click the post you want to get the link to and copy the link at the top of your browser.