08 April 2016
by Daniel R Gondosaputro, M.B.A

The EAGLE is the proud symbol of Yayasan Pelita Harapan sports team. Eagles are a majestic creature well known for their ability to glide in a high latitude and its great eyesight.  They can soar over 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) high, and their eyesight lets them see their prey up to a mile (1.6 kilometers). When an eagle attacks, they can swoop down from the sky at up to 100 miles (161 kilometers) an hour! This makes an eagle as a fearsome predator.

UPH, as the eagle, also has that same characteristics and attributes. UPH Eagles Sports Teams has been gliding at the highest level of intercollegiate sports in Indonesia for several years and has been considered as an elite university sports team in Indonesia. It has the ability to do so through excellent recruitment of athletes and the rapid development of its sports programs, enabled through continuous support from Yayasan Pendidikan Pelita Harapan in the form of sports scholarships, world-class sports facilities, excellent leadership of the Sports Director, and the contribution of the coaching and administrative staff of UPH Sports Department.

One fact that you need to realize is that YOU are also a proud EAGLE!  When you decide to be a part of UPH, you've also decided to become a part of the EAGLES along with the characteristic and the value that it represents. As an UPH student or staff, you play an important role as an EAGLE, as much as the sports team. Creating a demoralizing atmosphere for the opponents and energizing the Eagles by continuously cheering coordinated cheers and chants, “ EAGLE-ing” the stadium with our proud color of red, blue, and gold, are two important things you can contribute to. Look at what the students and staff from Duke University do in thie below picture.


Wouldn’t it be awesome if we can do just that? Imagine the excitement and the fun it will generate for all of us! I truly hope that we are going to have articles and pictures that will showcase the EAGLE spirit!

Let’s live up to the reputation as an EAGLE, the majestic, and fearsome creature, and show your EAGLE spirit!