The Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers were among the first professional teams in the National Football League to have their very own squad of cheerleaders when they used a squad to cheer them on during the 1931 season and this tradition continued till 1987 without any interruption. The current squad, known as the Green Bay Packers Cheerleaders was founded in 2007 and has a very limited role in terms of representing the team. This was after a decision that was made in 1988 by the board to cut down the operating costs of having a professional cheerleading squad and take them everywhere by deciding that they would have no cheerleaders. But in the beginning, the Packers, one of the most popular teams in the NFL had their cheerleading squad cheering them on in both Green Bay and Milwaukee.
The cheerleading team that was founded in 1931 and went on to be called by several names including The Packerettes in 1950 and again between 1973 and 1977, the Golden Girls between 1961 and 1972 and as The Sideliners between 1978 and 1987 before the squad was folded. They became among the foremost teams in the NFL to have a full squad of cheerleaders when they fielded the cheerleaders from high schools in Green Bay East and West in their matches who performed at the sidelines during the half time break as well as when the team was down and needed a boost or when it scored.
The Green Bay Packers Cheerleaders squad was the precursor to the different squads that have taken over the cheerleading duties of the team from time to time. The current Green Bay Packers Cheerleaders is completely made up of local college students who perform during the home matches of the team and in some of the events organized by the team.