After missing out on the competition just under a year ago, the seasiders took a major step in their quest for the region’s first national title on the back of a second place finish.
The 2013 Western regional champions will join rival Ghana Secondary Technical as the region’s representatives at next year’s games in the boys’ division and the ladies from Shama Senior High School will do same in the girls’ division.
Sprite Ball 2016 will take place at the El-Wak Stadium in Accra between January 3-7 and is set to feature 16 and 10 schools drafted from six regions compete in the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively.
St. John’s steam rolled their way in the preliminary games before being pipped to the regional title by host G.S.T.S. who rode the wave of passionate home support to down their “Oil City” rivals. Affectionately known as “The Saints”, the team showed great depth and balance to iron out any doubts from last year’s disappointment.
The team’s impressive displays showed they had moved past the failure of losing out to minnows Bompeh Senior High School who went on to record a historic semi final appearance.
After completing a stunning turn around, “The Saints” fended off challenges from a packed field that included Bompeh, Takoradi Technical Institute (T.T.I.) and Asankragwa Senior High School.
Come January, St. John’s will do battle against already qualified schools like St.Augustine’s College, Accra Academy and Mawuli Senior High School.