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Last Updated: Wednesday October 06 2010 11:39 GMT

Do you support your local footie club?

Hayley with Ryan and Oliver

Hayley finds out if one footie club's bid to attract new fans is working

Loads of us support the big footie teams like Manchester United and Chelsea, but we're not so bothered when it comes to our local clubs.

Now Macclesfield Town in Cheshire, England, is trying to encourage more local support by giving free tickets to children under 12 in the area.

So what do you think? Will it work? Do you think more of us should be loyal to our local teams?

Do you already support your town's team? Or do you prefer the famous teams that play in the big leagues? Maybe you support one of each!

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"I support Huddersfield Town and so does my whole family, but I also try to go to as many Ossett Town/Albion games as I can!"

Sophie, 14, West Yorkshire, England.

"I support Burnley, my local club."

Billy, 10, North Yorkshire, England.

"I support my local team Plymouth, but I also support Liverpool!"

Lucy, 11, Plymouth, England

"I support Macclesfield Town because they are my local team and it's too expensive to go and watch Premier League games!"

Griff, 12, Macclesfield, England

"I support Chelsea even though my local team is West Ham!"

Sophie, 13, London, England

"I support my local team Newport County, but I also support Man Utd!"

Georgia, 9, Wales

"I'm a Macclesfield Town fan and I love supporting them! The players are a great bunch of lads and the manager is a great person!"

James, 12, Macclesfield, England

"I support Inverness Caledonian Thistle! However, almost all the other boys in my school support either Celtic or Rangers even though they have no connection with those teams!"

Christopher, 11, Scotland

"I support AFC Bournemouth because that's where I'm from! Despite the fact that I'm living in Nottingham at the moment, I still travel to lots of games!"

Alex, 8, Nottingham, England

"All my family support Man Utd and so do I! Rooney is my favourite!"

Becca, 12, London, England

"Yes, I do support my local team and lots of people at my school do as well. When I go to games nearly all the seats are full!"

Lucy, 12, Ipswich, England

"I support Man U and Swansea City, and England and Wales in international matches."

Owen, 9, Pembrokeshire, Wales

"I support Arsenal because they're not too bad and my granda and cousins support them."

Ryan, 10, Co. Londonderry, N. Ireland

"I am a Tottenham Hotspurs supporter and so is my dad and Grandad, but I also go to watch Lincoln City. The Imps are my favourite local team."

Charlie, 12, Lincolnshire, England

"You should always support your local team because that's where you're from! Even if they aren't very good, get yourself a ticket and get down there!"

Archie, 12, Leicestershire, England

"I am a Chelsea supporter but sometimes I go to see my local team Barnet play."

Phillip, 12, London, England

"I support Woking and Chelsea because they are both amazing teams and I wouldn't want to let my local team down."

Jasmine, 12, Surrey, England

"I will always support my home town team, Wycombe Wanderers! We have had major ups, like getting to the Carling Cup semis a few years back, and getting into League 1, but also downs - being relegated! Come on Chairboys!"

James, 12, High Wycombe, England

"I think Morecambe are the best because we've moved to the Globe arena and got a load more fans. And we make a lot of noise!"

Harry, 11, Lancashire, England

"I'm glad Mac Town are doing this, they're the best team ever! They can beat Northampton, unlike Liverpool."

James, 11, Warwickshire, England

"AFC Bournemouth through thick and thin, next year the Championship!"

Elliott, 14, Bournemouth, England

"I don't really support my local team (Wrexham FC), I support the biggy, MANCHESTER UNITED!!"

Owen, 11, Wrexham, Wales

"I used to support Liverpool but I am a converted FC Halifax Town fan. Formed in 2008, won the league last year, top of this one already. SHAYMEN 'til I die!!"

Elliott, 12, Halifax, England

"Yes, I support my local team-Welling Wanderers FC, but I also support Liverpool!"

Shona, 11, London, England

"Arsenal!! Who cares about Exeter City?!"

Harvey, 7, West Yorkshire, England

"I don't support Aberdeen FC, they are so rubbish! I support Tottenham."

Nathaniel, 9, Aberdeen, Scotland

"I support Liverpool because they represent our city and I haven't got a local football team."

Demi, 14, Liverpool, England

"I support Harrogate Town and I go to every home game and even some away games. They are much better than matches in the Premier League. I wish more kids would support their local team. The main reason they don't is their dads support teams like Manchester United."

Dan, 14, North Yorkshire, England

"Believe it or not I support Liverpool lol. Steven Gerrard is my favourite!"

Amelia, 10, Liverpool, England

"Yes! Swindon Town are the best!!"

Kyle, 10, Bristol, England

"I support both Exeter City and Arsenal because I was born in Arsenal and I live in Exeter!"

Alex, 10, Exeter, England