Its place among Ghana’s educational ranks speaks volumes of the deep success Wesley Girls High School has chalked over the years. The school has been a consistent force in the educational sector by placing in the top ranked positions in the competitive high school level in the country.
Extending such brilliant milestones into sports, Wesley Girls High School is a proud winner of the Sprite Ball High School Basketball Championship having won the coveted crown in 2008.
The win ushered in an era of sustained success for the ladies in yellow and green who go by the moniker “Wey Gey Hey”. After dominating the ultra competitive Central Region against the likes of Aggrey Memorial, Holy Child College and Mfantseman Girls Senior High School, the side extended its’ steak to the national level where it ousted established winners St. Mary’s Senior High School in the process of taking over the reins in the female division.
By winning the 2008 edition in the wee hours of the January night of the famous, must see basketball showdown, Gey Hey etched its name in the history books as Central Region’s first ever National Sprite Ball winner. Further record achievement was on the line the following year as the side attempted to make history by becoming the first to repeat as champions in the competition in both male and female categories. By sweeping all before them, the record was within reach as the side made the finals for a second straight year facing Sacred Heart School in the process.
However, St. Mary’s stood tall in the encounter to deny Wesley Girls as the team finished second with surprise package Insaniiya Senior High School taking the bronze medal. Two more down years followed after the double final appearances as the school failed to live up to the highs before with consecutive no shows at the latter stages.
2013 marked a return to the latter stages in the competition as Wesley Girls and fellow regional opponent Aggrey Memorial had varied results in the final four.
Aggrey progressed to the final and won but Wesley Girls missed the final ticket and a third place finish after losing 11-16 to Yaa Asantewaa Senior High School. In a repeat of the barren years that followed the school’s tremendous run in the early 2000’s, two years have passed with Wesley Girls missing out on the competition entirely as the region’s two qualifying spots have been taken up by new forces on the block; Aggrey and Mfantseman Girls Senior High School.
However, the tenth anniversary of the Sprite Ball Championship presents the chance for Gey Hey to redeem its fallen pedigree in the annals of high school basketball in Ghana and the path to redemption looks clear as stumbling blocks Aggrey and Mfantseman are no longer what they used to be in light of the absence of top players including 2016 Ghana Basketball Award High School Female Player of the Year Juliana Cudjoe.
After placing tenth among the best sports schools in Ghana by africaschoolonline.com, Wesley Girls ascension back to the top is just as pure as the school’s motto.