Neville Gabie

Cambridge Rules 1848

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Cambridge Rules 1848

Artists Neville Gabie and Alan Ward were commissioned by the Cambridge Arts Steering Group on behalf of Cambridge City Council to create a work marking the location of The Cambridge Rules. Commissioned in 2015, the work is due to be completed by Spring 2018

In 1848 a group of students from the university agreed on one set of rules by which to play football on Parker’s Piece. These 11 rules are the first rules for football in the modern era. Almost entirely adopted by the FA when drafting the FA rules in 1863, it could be said that Parker’s Piece itself is the birthplace of football as we know it.

Artists Neville Gabie and Alan Ward are developing a sculptural work and a significant online project to be shared worldwide and designed to echo the international phenomena that football has become. For more information please see the project website http://www.cambridgerules1848.com/

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