23/09/2016 2:57 PM AEST | Updated 12/01/2017 5:06 PM AEDT

Turning Medieval Jousting Into A Full-Time Career

Riding horses, wearing armour, breaking lances and paying the bills.

Video by Tom Compagnoni

Phillip Leitch is Australia's only full-time, professional jouster. As he prepares for a tournament at the annual St Ives Medieval Faire in Sydney, Leitch talks about how the medieval combat sport became the way in which he supports himself and his family.

The St Ives Medieval Faire takes place at the St. Ives Showground over the weekend of September 24 and 25.