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.
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.
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.
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.
Video of the Cambridge Rules 1848 block of granite being split at the quarry it came from in Portugal.
Boavista Stadium Manager and youth team player Rodolfo Silva talks about his experiences with the club from the centre of the pitch. He was a striker. @boavistaoficial
Spoken in English
Rules 1, 3 and 10 read in Spanish by Elena Montero. She is an avid Celta Vigo fan.
Belarmino Fonseca of Granitos Lamecense Ltd, tells us how he used to play for Sporting Clube de Lamego. Training consisted of running up the 365 steps to the Cathedral.
This is the president, Delfim Duarte Santiago, of Sporting Clube de Lamego He tells us who the best player he has seen play there, and how they train up the steps of Lamego Cathedral 'Juntos somos mais Forties'
Voici Fernando Torres, qui est mon joueur préféré et qui marque le but décisive, le but dont j'ai rêvé tout au long du match contre le Barça pour qualifier Chelsea en finale de la ligue des champions en 2012 pour… Read More
French and English
Estábamos en Portugal de vacaciones, cuando Portugal se proclamó campeón de Europa en 2016 y este es el video de las celebraciones espontáneas en la calle en Aveiro Portugal
My son, Liam, joined my Dad and I for a trip to Mansfield Town to watch our beloved Cambridge United. Field Mill was Liam's 127th different ground and the 59th of the 2015-16 season. It was his 34th of the… Read More
I also found this film about the Finiş football pitches I posted yesterday.
Interpreted Worldwide: Esporte Espectacular Alan and Neville discuss the original rules of football at the National Football Museum, on Brazilian television programme Esporte Espectacular. Contribute your own football stories from around the world to the website.