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

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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

Bethan

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

Lukasz

SLASK WROCLAW - POLAND - ULTRAS

Wroclaw, Poland

nathan flag

away at Oxford United -

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Linda Dunn

If you look carefully there is a lovely stadium nestling amongst the houses in beautiful Gjirokastër, Albania. The Stadiumi Luftetari is home to KF Luftëtari Gjirokastër. It has a capacity of 8400. The team came third in the Albania Superliga… Read More

Gjirokastër, Albania

Linda Dunn

A road side grave for a football fan or player in Albania. It looks a bit like a tournament trophy. I looked its location up on returning to UK, and it is there on streetview, but there is no football… Read More

Petran, Albania

Linda Dunn

Whilst on a cycling holiday in Albania I saw this well used pitch, with a wonderful mountain range in the background. So I stopped to take a picture for the website.

Mollas, Albania

Mike Dunn

You’re never too old for football. If you’re over 50, try Walking Football. I play twice a week for Northampton Town Walking Football club. Great exercise and perfect for anyone with football in their blood. The picture is at a… Read More

Northampton , England