The gloves will be trialled in an attempt to combat high humidity.
Fremantle players could wear gloves in their match against Melbourne in Darwin on Saturday in an attempt to combat the high humidity expected in the top end.
Temperatures are expected to be over 30 degrees, and with the high humidity the gloves are expected to help players in eliminating the issue of perspiration and improve the handling of the ball.
Dockers coach Ross Lyon said some players would trial the gloves during a training session on Thursday and in the warm-up for Saturday’s game.
“They’ll trial them with a view to wearing them in the game,” he said.
“If we need them, they’ll wear them because of the conditions.”
Lyon also said he wouldn’t force players to wear the gloves.
“I give them enough orders as it is,” he said.
“I asked the guys who was going to try them and a fair few put their hands up.
“A couple of them have played up there before. (It’s) attention to detail, trying to give ourselves the best opportunity.”
Lyon said the trip to Darwin would be tough, but didn’t expect his side’s performance to drop off.
“It’s a significant challenge,” he said.
“But it’s great we take the game to all parts of Australia.”
Lyon said defender Luke McPharlin was a good chance to feature against the Demons, though youngster Alex Silvagni would miss the game due to a collapsed lung.