Football statue unveiled to celebrate birth of football rules

A sculpture to mark the "birthplace" of the first set of football rules has been unveiled in Cambridge.

A group of students drew them up on Parker's Piece in 1848.

The City Council commissioned a sculpture to celebrate their legacy, in languages from across the world.

The celebrations also included a commemorative newspaper and two 'town v gown' football matches.

The amazing thing is, the first rules for football were written in Cambridge, on Parker's Piece, by university students who all played by different rules.

Because it's such an international city, because football is played everywhere we were really keen to develop it in that sort of way so that people who are living here might recognise a language from home.

– Alan Ward, Artist