IT IS official: it's goodbye Lady Miners and hello Rush.The Ballarat Basketball Club yesterday announced its South East Australian Basketball League women's team will change its name to the Ballarat Rush.Chairman Nick Grylewicz said the name change would take effect immediately, and the introduction of a new uniform and logo would follow within the next two weeks.He said the Ballarat Basketball Club board of directors had been unanimous in its decision to adopt the name Rush and retire the name Lady Miners."The feedback from the basketball community, including the board, members and sponsors, and players of course, felt the term 'Lady' was outdated and old-fashioned," Grylewicz said."We feel the women's team deserves its own identity and one that is stronger, more sustainable and independent."Why Rush? Obviously the legacy of the gold miners in Ballarat, but it is also a reference to speed and being dynamic. "It is also unique around the professional sporting landscape around Australia."Grylewicz said discussions about the name change had been very frank had generated a great deal of passion, something he insisted was a good thing."We don't underestimate the passion that this issue generated. In fact we would be disappointed if our players, administration and supporters didn't feel very strongly about the issue," he said. "The consultation had resulted in overwhelming support for a change of name despite some concerns that the history of the Lady Miners may be lost."Ballarat's top level women's basketball team has been branded the Lady Miners since it entered the Victorian championship in 1984. It first joined the SEABL in 1990 and again in 2003. Over the following eight years the club made the playoffs five times, winning the title in 2005.The Lady Miners were amalgamated with the Miners in 2003. The Rush will continued to be administered with the Miners under the one Ballarat Basketball Club administration.The Rush has also scored a new naming rights sponsor with Auslec.