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

Stewart Jenkin

Caught at a nervy moment on MOTD

London, UK

Robert Nichols

I had been brought up into the Boro tradition. My dad departed to Ayresome Park every Saturday and would return at tea time to tales of woe, never again, never again. Another nail in their coffin... before setting out the… Read More

Language

English

Middlesbrough, England, UK

Robert Nichols

May 7th 2016 - Middlesbrough v Brighton and Hove Albion Minutes before kick off. This was a rare moment of intense emotion and support for our cause, as experienced from my seat in the North Stand at the Riverside. When… Read More

Middlesbrough, England, UK

Edwin Van Den Berg

The World Cup in South Africa changed our country overnight. I do not remember joy like that for a very long time. The only great sadness was that just before the opening ceremony Nelson Mandella's 13 year old granddaughter Zenani,… Read More

johannesburg, south africa

Shamus O’Neil

Shamrock Rovers FC - The best team in Ireland. Love going there, love seeing the team in green

dublin, ireland

peter smith

Never been to Asia before - amazing few weeks.

southampton, england

Bethan

A flea-market find. A football programme from Сентябрь September 17th, 1987, between "локомотив" Москва (Locomotiv Moscow) and даугава (Riga). This led me to look up Moscow's opponents and I found a video about their beautiful stadium at https://youtu.be/B1gtsnUNS9U Of course… Read More

Language

English (mostly)

Manchester, United Kingdom

Stephie

New five-a-side pitch in stainless steel spotted in Ghent, a really lovely modernist piece of pitch architecture. Why do their pitches always look nicer than ours...

Manchester, United Kingdom

Paul Hands

I went back to college as a mature student to learn photography and managed to mix my passion of football with photography and avoided the ridiculous licencing crap you have to go through to photograph officially at a football match… Read More

Burbage, United Kingdom

Jon B

Got, Got, Not Got... Completed this season's special panini style ncfc celebration

Bollington, United Kingdom