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

Cambridge Rules 1848

David Glennon

Football goals, Hamilton. Sadly development either side of this football pitch and lack of maintenance has meant it gets narrower and narrower each year. Just about enough room for a kickabout. ⚽️ David

Hamilton, ML3, Scotland


www.varsity.co.uk/sport/19079 | The History of Football in Cambridge. Local sports historian Nigel Fenner talks about Cambridge’s fabled relationship with the beautiful game with Finn Ranson of Varsity, the independent newspaper for the University of Cambridge.



Cambridge, United Kingdom

‘Johnnie Rodeo’

Shearer alive and well in Alnmouth.

Alnmouth, United Kingdom

Fulvio Forcellini

Today is 12 May 2020, it's 35 years today since Hellas Verona defied the odds and won Serie A. Here are pictures of the celebration and my two children Daniela and David celebrating.



Verona, Italy

Tom Goddard

Great memories but still miss Ninian Park...

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Jill Howitt

I have happy memories of taking my children to see Hull City play at home and away. But my proudest moment was when both boys scored in a local cup final. And won!



Hull, GT Britain

Aldo Rinaldi

One of the most secluded beaches on the Gower, in Wales. 'Pwll Du' (Welsh for "black pool") is an almost circular cove at the edge of Bishopston Valley. Sheltered from high cliffs on either side, the bay is protected from… Read More

London, United Kingdom

Maracana Cambridge Rules 1848 Official Film

It’s one of the most legendary locations in sport, so it was fitting that the first of five stones inscribed with the original rules of football that the Cambridge Rules 1848 project celebrates was unveiled at The Maracanã Stadium in… Read More


Happy faces after sneaking into Crystal Palace's changing rooms during our friend Stu's charity football match.

London, UK