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


Three football stickers found on a sign-post in the far reaches of the north of Scotland, from Young Boys of Bern. But as there isn't a Bern entry so far we have added it to the map in Switzerland. Since… Read More

Manchester, United Kingdom

Alex Paterson

23rd March 2019 | Non-League Dogs Day | West Didsbury and Chorlton FC WD&C FC dedicate a match to dogs! 58 dog owners brought their pooches to the match, and paraded them at half-time. A supporter from Biggleswade and his… Read More

Manchester, United Kingdom

Four Four Ewe

Durness FC, a village team at the very top of Scotland on North-West coast. Not sure what level they play at in the Scottish football pyramid, and sadly no games whilst we were there but plenty of activity on the… Read More

Durness, United Kingdom

tobias gabie

Today was a huge day and a perfect one to be in Liverpool. In LFC and in Jurgen Klopp we still believe! Six games to go- Tobias.

stroud, england

Jan Voljoen

Merman Northern Cape, South Africa. The temperature today was 38 degrees, so no one wanted to play.

merriman, south africa


West Didsbury and Chorlton FC One of the hipsterist clubs I've ever been to. It's all done in the best possible ironic taste! They sing 'Hummus, hummus hummus… quinoa, quinoa, quinoa' to the tune of 2 Unlimited’s 'No Limit' rather… Read More

Manchester, United Kingdom

Cambridge Rules 1848

Alan Ward

This is an abstract painting of pitch markings by Belgium artist Raoul De Keyser (1930-2012). He had a fascination for the football pitch that he could see from his studio window and painted many abstractions of pitch markings exploring the… Read More

Ghent, Belgium


Every day I walk to work past this sign, with all the supporters stickers on it. It often changes after matches. My local team West Didsbury and Chorlton FC is represented but is being covered by other stickers, it is… Read More

Manchester, UK



Wroclaw, Poland