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.
You might remember last month we documented our trip to Portugal to watch the granite that will form the Cambridge Rules 1848 sculpture on Parker’s Piece being extracted and cut. Well, as you can see from these images, the artwork is now really starting to take on the… Read More
Hope you enjoyed our Twitter-based tales of our first day in Portugal getting acquainted with the stone which will become the granite sculpture in Parker’s Piece. Day 2 in Portugal started off with media commitments! After appearing in Cambridge News and BBC Online, Neville spoke to Dotty… Read More
Late last year we were delighted to get planning permission for the exciting new sculpture commissioned by Cambridge City Council, marking the place at which the rules of football as we know them today were first played: Parker’s Piece, Cambridge. So here are the final designs for… Read More
PODCAST 2: Listen here to the podcast recorded at @WD_CFC vs @FCUnitedMcr as we explore what makes the club so special.
Presented by Ben East, this is the first in a new series of podcasts about the Cambridge Rules commission. We explore the rules, the website contributions to date and the new opportunities to post your favourite football songs and chants.
Since www.cambridgerules1848.com launched on 15th of last month, we’ve been delighted by the interest and response to our call for your stories and photographs about the beautiful game. We’ve had everything from a retro Fluminense shirt from a street market in Rio de Janeiro to a picture… Read More
Cambridge Rules 1848 New public art project asks football fans across the world to tell their favourite football stories What’s your favourite football story? Where do you watch – or play – the beautiful game? These are some of the intriguing questions an exciting new public art… Read More