Cohuna and Union had been rivals in the Northern and Echuca Football League and various precursor competitions for fifty-one seasons when they elected to amalgamate in 1996. The following year the newly merged club commenced its competitive life in a newly merged competition, the Central Murray Football League, which had arisen through the marriage of the NEFL and the Mid Murray Football League.
The Kangas were highly competitive to begin with, contesting the finals consistently, and twice, in 1998 and 2000, reaching the grand final. However, a premiership eluded them.
More recently the Kangas reached another grand final in 2013 but went down by 15 points to Kerang. Since then they have finished fifth in 2014, ninth in both 2015 and 2016, seventh in 2017, fifth in 2018 and eighth in 2019 in what is an 11 team competition.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications