Oakland Raiderettes

Oakland Raiderettes

Raiderettes and Jr. Raiderettes
General Information
Team Oakland Raiders
Established 1961 (1961)
  • Jeanette Thompson (2011 season)
  • Shawna Zimmerman (2010 season)
  • Vandana Patel (Game 1 of 2010 season)
Members 40
  • Oakland Raiderettes (19611982)
  • Los Angeles Raiderettes (19821995)
  • Oakland Raiderettes (19952016?)

The Oakland Raiderettes are the cheerleading squad for the Oakland Raiders professional American football team. They were established in 1961 as the Oakland Raiderettes. When the Raiders moved to Los Angeles in 1982, the cheerleading squad became known as the Los Angeles Raiderettes. However, when the franchise moved back to Oakland in 1995, the Raiderettes changed their name back to the Oakland Raiderettes. In both Los Angeles and Oakland they have been billed as "Football's Fabulous Females."

Current coaching staff

Notable former cheerleaders

A number of former cheerleaders have found success outside the organization

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