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

Guatemalan Shopkeeper

Sadly I don't have this man's name - I filmed him reading the rules in the rainforest of Tikal. He and the other guys around him were waiting to play an improvised game of football afterwards with an unripe avacado!… Read More

Language

Latin American Spanish

Tikal, Guatemala

Cesar Moran

I am Cesar Moran, Little Caesars Travels, Guatemala - I read the rules in the rain forest of Tikal for my friends Alan and Neville

Tikal, Guatemala

Robert Nichols

This is a project based around an old football ground in Bradford, UK. The club disappeared out of the league in 1970 but half the ground is still there, with the old terrace covered in trees.

Bradford, UK

Katrin Joost

All the rules in German, in my windy garden with my cat!

Language

German

Hamburg, Germany